Feeds

El Reg to launch space payload

Yes, but what, exactly?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

Competition Our report today into the successful test of a Cambridge University "Spaceflight" project experimental electronics package - which was carried by helium balloon to a heady 32.2km (105,600ft) - contains the provocative idea that El Reg might like to contribute something to a future payload.

The offer was made by project founder Carl Morland, who left open the question as to what this "something" might be. Accordingly, we've decided to throw this one over to you lot.

There's no prize in this particular competition, other than the sheer kudos of contributing to the advancement of civilisation. You should bear in mind that weight is the big issue here, so we're not going to be sending up a space-based laser weapon, tempting as it might be. Neither are we going to respond to emails reading "Do us all a favour and send [insert name of least favourite Reg hack] into oblivion..."

Other than that, we're open to your suggestions. Email them me direct (lester.haines@theregister.co.uk) and we'll publish a round-up of the best in a couple of weeks and offer all readers the chance to vote for the overall winner in an online poll. Simple as that. ®

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
World Solar Challenge contender claims new speed record
One charge sees Sunswift travel 500kms at over 100 km/h
Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto
Does the shed actually know no bounds, or what?
SMELL YOU LATER, LOSERS – Dumbo tells rats, dogs... humans
Junk in the trunk? That's what people have
The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here
Boffins discuss AI space program at hush-hush IARPA confab
IBM, MIT, plenty of others invited to fill Uncle Sam's spy toolchest, but where's Google?
Beancounters tell NASA it's too poor to fly planned mega-rocket
Space Launch System would need another $400m and a lot of time
Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends
Boffins research: Ancient dinos may all have had 'potential' fluff
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.