(File photo) A Space X rocket launches at Cape Canaveral
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How to send your own satellite into space for £200

19 May 2014 Last updated at 02:03 BST

More than 100 satellites (Sprites) - each costing less than £200 ($340) - have been sent into space by the crowd-founded project Kicksat.

As it can cost around £100,000 per kilogram to send items into space, each satellite has been built to tiny specifications in order to keep the project affordable.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports on crowdfunded space exploration.

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