Now you can do almost anything with a personal space satellite

We've entered the Dr. Seuss phase of space satellites. Using the Cubesat model, they're so easy to make and launch that we've actually gotten an adorable infographic showing what they can do — sort of an Oh the Places You'll Go for the personal space age. Check it out, and learn more on the DiY Space Exploration website!

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Mungopark
Darwinsniece

So, how does this effect the problem we now face regarding space junk? Thousands of postcard-sized satellites seem like a recipe for disaster.

Perhaps the orbit these will be launched in takes care of that problem. Anyone have an answer?