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posted 01-05-2014 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anno 2014 British entrepreneur opened a shop that he hopes will start a new, "DIY space race," Yahoo UK reports:
Glaswegian entrepreneur Tom Walkinshaw, 24, is to open a shop next week that he hopes will start a new, "DIY space race", where anyone can buy their own Sputnik - with satellites on sale for as little as £12,000, which rises to £20,000 when you include the cost of launch into orbit.

The satellites aren't, of course, NASA material - around 5cm across, PocketQubes 'hitch' lifts into space on bigger rockets, then spill out to fulfill missions as varied as transmitting radio channels to tracking birds.

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