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Old 12-17-2016, 02:34 AM
coremelt coremelt is offline
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A more interesting and likely possibility would be for a coalition of "Blue States" to cooperate and form their own climate science agency funded from their own state budgets. The combined Blue States could afford to fund and build their own damn satellites aplenty.

As Stranger says, the federal government could attempt to hinder all launch efforts by the "BSSA" (Blue States Space Agency), but I'm sure there would be court cases challenging those efforts. If all else failed they could just give money to fund the efforts of ESA, JAXA and don't forget India, ISRO has been doing good things recently. I'm not sure the Feds could block states from giving money to foreign space agencies (of allied countries) could they?