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Tiny satellite aims to inspire schoolchildren

A team of amateur radio enthusiasts has launched a tiny satellite into space to try to inspire schoolchildren to become the scientists and engineers of the future.

The Funcube sends and receives messages as it orbits the Earth.

Soon schools will be able to download data from it - directly into the classroom.

John Maguire reports.

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