I saw this yesterday on Space.com – 1st commercial astronomy spacecraft Twinkle set for launch in 2024 – https://www.space.com/twinkle-exoplanets-first-commercial-astronomy-satellite. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos.
By Tereza Pultarova – Senior Writer June 4, 2021
With Twinkle, astronomy will finally enter the new space age.
The world’s first commercial astronomy mission, Twinkle, is gaining traction among exoplanet researchers as it takes steps toward launch in 2024 with funding secured to commence satellite construction early next year.
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