Saturday, October 01, 2022

a telescope repair business idea

Read, with fascination, that SpaceX is considering an upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.


I have thought a lot about that we're seeing things starting to happen that was the domain of science-fiction books--well, that's nothing new, I suppose. More to the point, things happening in my life time.

Like returning to the Moon but to live and work. Also, presumably, to mine for materials. 

Companies now offer satellite services, say to deorbit old scrap. That's a good thing.

I've wondered when the first very adventurous humans will with head out into deeper space to work. Perhaps harvesting asteroids for precious materials. Space cowboys... Maybe we'll just use robots for that...

But with more and more private companies getting into the space game, I guess it should come as no surprise that some will emerge to offer services, skills, and the time to the space agencies.

Curiously, this deepens the mixture of feelings. I believe many have a love-hate perspective of SpaceX. This particular case has a odd irony, in supporting astronomy, as they continue to clutter the evening sky with their internet mesh nodes.

Interesting times...

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