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Low-cost access to space

This project explores existing aeronautical and spatial technologies for air-to-orbit launches, and researches low-cost ways of reproducing them. A low-cost access to space would be hugely appreciated by academics, since they currently have to spend enormous amounts of money on launches or piggyback on larger launches. Consequently, these launches do not happen often, and less small research can be done. Moreover, satellites are designed with extra-care to make sure they will operate as intended, and they are very expensive to design and build. A low-cost solution would allow several student or research team projects to be flown every week, enabling quick-reaction to astronomical phenomenon and decreasing the cost of non-scientific satellite equipment. Unrelated to NASA's LCAS.

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⇒ The Open Knownledge Fundation is a global movement to open up knowledge around the world and see it used and useful.

⇒ Opennautics is a community of enthusiasts dedicated to open source space exploration.