Suburban Satellite—Makeshift
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Tinker your way into deep space, one small cube at a time

— Suburban Satellite

Stuart McAndrew’s local hardware store in suburban Perth isn’t quite Elon Musk’s SpaceX warehouse, and his backyard shed is a far cry from a rocket launch pad. But the ‘picosatellites’ he assembles with ordinary equipment might soon find their way into space.

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Kyrgyz nomads use solar panels imported from China and car batteries to light their yurts in the desert night

— Observed: Tajikistan