Since 2010 it has been possible to launch your own personal satellite into space.
Want to launch something into space ?
A TubeSat. Credit: Inter-Orbital.com
You can now do just that for only $8,000 USD. The rocket company Interorbital Services (IOS) is offering their “TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit” that can carry 0.75-kg into orbit. The price includes a launch into low Earth orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 30 launch vehicle to 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly, and not contribute to orbital debris by being in a self-decaying orbit.
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Launch Your Own Personal Satellite for $8,000 USD