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Space-bound Micronations - Emperor SiƓn - 20 Mar 2019

How many micronations actually have plans to enter space? We're working on a space agency framework currently, and would like to know more about other's plans to exit our atmosphere. If you do plan on going to space, how do you plan on doing it? Why do you want to do so? We want to study how space can be inhabited, through space stations that can accomodate large numbers of people, or creating structures that would be livable on other planets.


RE: Space-bound Micronations - DanielL - 21 Mar 2019

Unless you're a billionaire, I wouldn't try.


RE: Space-bound Micronations - Tjorvi - 21 Mar 2019

(21 Mar 2019, 09:43:42)DanielL Wrote: Unless you're a billionaire, I wouldn't try.

There are always cubesats, about $8,000 each into orbit, last I checked


RE: Space-bound Micronations - Atian - 11 May 2019

I heard about someone buying an old weather balloon from ebay, strapping a GoPro + GPS to it, and letting it fly. It took pictures way beyond the clouds, and then they tracked it down and retrieved it. I have heard of many people doing something of this sort, and I think it's an interesting project for micronations to try, as long as they use caution. There are probably ways that you could livestream the footage online. This technically isn't space exploration, but it's something that, with some effort, many micronations could do to get the feel for space exploration.


RE: Space-bound Micronations - ThegnSiarFordell - 12 May 2019

(21 Mar 2019, 14:02:56)Tjorvi Wrote:
(21 Mar 2019, 09:43:42)DanielL Wrote: Unless you're a billionaire, I wouldn't try.

There are always cubesats, about $8,000 each into orbit, last I checked

I've been interested in cubesats ever since I first heard about them (on this forum, as it happens) and I can understand some of the appeal, but other than things like taking readings from beyond the atmosphere, etc. what are they used for? Can you use them for practical purposes, like bouncing a signal? Do you know much about their capabilities? What would a micronation want to send one into orbit to do? Simply being able to say that their micronation has a satellite? (not a bad goal, to be sure)


RE: Space-bound Micronations - Tjorvi - 12 May 2019

You can have a cubesat with a camera, a basic radio (I think?), all kinds of things. I am not by any means an expert on them so I cannot tell you all about their capabilities, however I don't imagine that they are terribly limited beyond a relatively small lost of basic functions that some might find either useful or fascinating