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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 9:25 am » by Elmajiko


Shoot something into space with a tracking device. with a camera that sends pictures down to earth. on a personal comp. the pictures wont be edited and would be raw. device could shot from a plane if possible. the point is to get real pictures from space without nasa being involved. I know its crazy. but its just an idea. what do you think.

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 9:50 am » by Noetic


patent pending lol

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 9:54 am » by Nilm33


elmajiko wrote:Shoot something into space with a tracking device. with a camera that sends pictures down to earth. on a personal comp. the pictures wont be edited and would be raw. device could shot from a plane if possible. the point is to get real pictures from space without nasa being involved. I know its crazy. but its just an idea. what do you think.




Well, if you are in the U.S., you just asked people to commit a federal crime. We arent allowed to send shit into space...

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 10:02 am » by Allreadydead


Yep, that's one wild idea! :flop:

http://www.universetoday.com/36639/launch-your-own-personal-satellite-for-8000-usd/

But if can get $8000 dollars and a bit more for odds and ends, then game on!!!!! maybe we could organise a whip round here at DTV and call her the "Truth In Space 1" - that would be a first - since NASA has never done that one........................ :mrgreen:

Best quote on that site:

Good news: Interorbital takes Paypal.


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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 10:19 am » by Nilm33


Its actually a really great idea. They have amateur rockets that could put a small camera in orbit. Where it gets tricky is all the stuff you would need to send up with the camera to maintain its lifespan and transmissions.

And of course even is we accomplished it there would be the threat of govt' taking it down.

If I was rich I would do it, why not.

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 10:24 am » by Nilm33


What would be easier is to do the same thing, except instead of sending it into orbit, just fly it high enough to film and collect samples of these planes spewing out chemicals. Why nobody has done that yet is interesting. Mabye cuz its illegal lol.

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 10:24 am » by Stratafire


You will have to be in international waters, as the 1984 law that was passed, makes it "illegal" for a private citizen to send an object into space, without the approval of the federal authorities.

International waters is just fine though...

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 12:02 pm » by Savvymalloy


You mean something like this?

http://www.tate.org.uk/space/webcam.htm

Tate Satellite

The Tate Satellite was launched on June 6th 2002. It is currently orbiting at an orbital velocity of 7.67 km/sec approximately 400km from earth in a polar to polar low earth orbit. The satellite orbits earth every 92.56 mins and traverses the entire globe in the course of 15.56 orbits - 24 hours - 1 day.

Tate Satellite is a pilot programme taking place as part of the research and development into the new Tate. Whilst it is not envisaged that Tate in Space will stay within a singular orbit of earth a pilot satellite programme was seen as essential for the development of instruments and new technologies for the Tate in Space gallery.

The satellite consists of a combination of highly polished (lightweight) metal alloy and photo-voltaic (solar) panels. The polished surface increases its reflectivity and therefore its visibility from earth (depending on the relative poisition of the sun).
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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 12:30 pm » by Spikey


nilm33 wrote:
elmajiko wrote:Shoot something into space with a tracking device. with a camera that sends pictures down to earth. on a personal comp. the pictures wont be edited and would be raw. device could shot from a plane if possible. the point is to get real pictures from space without nasa being involved. I know its crazy. but its just an idea. what do you think.




Well, if you are in the U.S., you just asked people to commit a federal crime. We arent allowed to send shit into space...


Yeah, you are.

The ban only applies to rockets, not other delivery methods...a balloon for example is not covered by the ban.

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PostThu Jan 27, 2011 12:49 pm » by Gunzenbomz


yeah weather balloon, sealed camera & waterproof housing with a Spotmessenger.

Got it all barr the balloon, ow you will need a 3gdongle & laptop to track the kit once it comes back down.
http://www.americanantigravity.com/
http://www.enterprisemission.com/
http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/photos/index.shtml
http://www.youtube.com/user/GunZenBomZ


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