For less than $600, Glasgow startup Alba Orbital will send you all the parts necessary to build a pocket-sized satellite. It’s the latest effort on a crowdfunding website to bring space research to the masses. But don’t get too excited: The cost doesn’t include a ticket to get your satellite into space, which is still likely to run you around $30,000. That is cheaper than the $200,000 it currently costs to get a small satellite into orbit, but not exactly affordable for the budding space explorer.

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