posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 09:32 PM
Stars become less visible the higher you go. They proved that with Gemini 11, they used UV photography to see stars from about 140 Km altitude.
Outside of the ionosphere you need a star tracker camera, and they are only made by the Naval Research Labs, or Le Officine Galileo, whos board of
directors is heavily loaded with Military and Defence industry members. The Optical Physics Company also has some gear, but they are connected to the
military too. I'd think the star trackers are carefully controlled as the ICBMs use them. The generation 3 units are down in cost to about $50,000
now, for the lower end models, still probably $200,000 for the top end. So what's in them for that price? And would they sell you one?