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Kickstarter-funded ARKYD space telescope reaches funding goal

ARKYD space telescope reaches its Kickstarter funding goals

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 21, 2013 8:28 am

Planetary Resources' Kickstarter goals for their ARKYD space telescope have been reached, a goal of a hefty $1 million. The project saw 11,000 backers, and should launch into orbit in 2015.

 

 

This means that a new round of add-ons for the extra-committed, oh goodie! Backers can purchase a special mission patch for $7, additional selfie photos starting from $25, and for the really committed, you can purchase a half-size ARKYD replica for just $600. Planetary Resources has longer term goals, which could see a second ground stations, selfies during the beta stage and even hunts for undiscovered planets.

 

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Engadget.com, Kickstarter.com

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