I originally posted this over in the general forum: https://www.cloudyni...ecope-in-orbit/. Some feedback suggested this would be a more appropriate forum.
I’m a Space Systems Engineering masters student working on my final capstone project. The topic I’m exploring is into the viability of putting a consumer telescope in space. However, I’m an engineering student and not an astronomer, so the question I have is, would you want it?
My current working assumptions are:
Small <15kg telescope, otherwise launch costs are too expensive.
Accessible to anyone, you could rent time on the telescope.
Probably only capable of still images, but as I research more it might be possible to stream live video, would this be of value?
Love to hear your thoughts, is this worth exploring? Is there any value in putting a small telescope in space? Any obvious problems etc…?
Thanks for your help!