ARKYD area telescope reaches its funding objective, new add-ons await (video)
And communal area astronomy is go. Planetary Assets has efficiently hit the $1 million crowdfunding goal for its ARKYD telescope, which ought to now be on monitor for its promised 2015 launch. The undertaking has additionally racked up eleven,000 backers, and meaning a brand new spherical of add-ons for the additional-dedicated. Backers can purchase a particular mission patch ($7), further selfie pictures (from $25) and even a half-measurement ARKYD duplicate ($650). There are a number of extra pragmatic causes to take a position, in fact — the corporate has stretch objectives that would convey a second floor station, selfies in the course of the beta part and even hunts for undiscovered planets. Would-be researchers who nonetheless need to pitch in can go to Kickstarter by June thirtieth.