Time for a little space business by a citizen scientist-- an ordinary scienc-y person who just happens to be building a personal satellite in his basement. I'm at the Space Weather Enterprise Forum today, where scientists and policy makers try to tackle space weather awareness from a real world 'money&lives' stance. On Friday I'll write it up in my main column
, but for now I'm going to connect these issues with some 'Project Calliope' concerns.
When launching a personal satellite, who will be at fault if there is trouble with the satellite?