On a wing and a prayer, Canada’s ‘pay-per-view’ satellite finds new planet | Ottawa Citizen

This little spacecraft is an exemplar of what Canadian science can do - given a shoestring we wrap a glorious present in a bow! Good work Dr. Matthews (et al.). Pity the gov't can't keep such a glorious instrument working.

“Maybe the real story is that a tiny Canadian space telescope, given up by the federal government as no longer worth $300,000 per year, can stand beside a $700-million NASA satellite in terms of producing frontier science,” astronomer Jaymie Matthews wrote. He’s from the University of British Columbia and is the chief scientist for MOST.

He’s now renting out telescope time to other astronomers, and calls it “pay-per-view.”
— http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/on-a-wing-and-a-prayer-canadas-pay-per-view-satellite-finds-new-planet