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Old 12-15-2016, 12:32 PM
ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness is offline
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I don't know about the legalities, but the logistics are doable.
The big satellite manufacturers are all based in California (Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing's satellite division). California could pay California-based Space X for the launch. We could even launch from Vandenberg.

So from a logistics standpoint, California could do it and probably do it all "in house".

Who is going to make use of the collected data is another issue. Would that be a new California agency? Farm it out to universities?