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Offline RoundLurker

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Shetland (UK) space centre for satellite launches
« on: February 20, 2020, 08:29:16 AM »
Pesky space centres sending up more balloons!

"Plans to launch a space centre in Shetland have received a £2m investment boost, it has been revealed.  Shetland Space Centre (SSC) said private equity firm Leonne International's financial injection gave it a 20% stake in the business."

I wonder who exactly is funding this and why, if it's complete folly.

For those that don't know, the Shetlands are remote islands in Scotland; "a subarctic archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated in the Northern Atlantic, between Great Britain, the Faroe Islands and Norway".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-51548575
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Re: Shetland (UK) space centre for satellite launches
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 05:30:56 PM »
Ask nasa balloon program office for details - spying on Russia maybe.

https://www.nasa.gov/scientific-balloons/types-of-balloons

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Re: Shetland (UK) space centre for satellite launches
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 05:47:39 PM »
WAIT....so you could tether these starlink type things at 120,000 feet and no one would doubt you're not in space? nice !

Sats technically....oh yeah, I knew NASA was all fake news !!!

People are ignorant. 4 times the height of commercial aircraft lmao
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