Astronomy Cast Ep. 329: Telescope Making, Part 3: Space Telescopes

by Fraser Cain on January 6, 2014

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As we’ve said before, all telescopes really want to be in space. In part 3 of our series on amateur telescope making, we bring you up to speed on the final frontier: amateurs building space telescopes. The hardware and software is available off the shelf, and launches have never been more affordable. The era of amateur space telescopes has arrived.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

veryedumacated January 8, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Cool. How does traffic control work in earth orbit. Is there a standard process where a rocket is launched and the government or private company is issued a space “parking pass” which specifies where your orbiting amateur telescope can park or orbit? Good way for governments to charge more fees.

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