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Twinkle’s first commercial astronomical spacecraft to launch in 2024

The world’s first commercial astronomical mission, Twinkle, is gaining traction among exoplanet explorers as it takes steps to launch in 2024 with funding to start building a satellite early next year.

In 2014, when postdoc astronomy at University College London (UCL) Marcell Tesseny first came up with the idea of ​​developing the world’s first commercial astronomical mission, he knew he would have to overcome a lot of resistance. For decades, government-funded space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been responsible for costly space telescope projects that took decades to develop and cost billions of dollars.

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