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

Article Updated: 28 Dec , 2015
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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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1 Response

  1. veryedumacated says:

    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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