any1: NASA is not specific on date only says in early 2013. An additional nugget from NASA: the total cost of the components to build each of the three prototype satellites was kept to $3,500 by using only COTS hardware and keeping the design and mission objectives to a minimum for the first flight.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.