Space links

Meade General Catalog - Gallery

Space tethers are just too useful to abandon because of a couple of high profile failures. There have in fact been several successful tether tests."Over the last 3 years, NASA successfully deployed three SEDS Class (Small Expendable Deployer System) probes: SEDS-1 and -2 were 20 km missions and PMG (Plasma Motor Generator) was a 500 m mission."

Note: The Astrophysics and Space Science communities, unlike high energy physics, have very open and well organized systems for sharing data, and even experiments, with outside users. (In fact, NASA requires that all data be made generally available one year after it is taken.) See some of these links to see how one can obtain data and analysis programs, propose experiments and observations, etc.