The MOST Space Telescope Joins the Private Sector

I was not aware of this. Last I heard, the PI was looking at crowdsourcing funding. Guess that didn't work.

I'm quite curious who these "clients" are, what they are doing, and what it is costing them.

MSCI and CSA agreed to an outside process for establishing the value of the MOST satellite and reached agreement for MSCI to acquire the satellite and its operating license in October 2014. The MOST transition to industry correlated well with both MSCI business strategy and CSA policy for industry support.

Since October 2014 MOST has been in commercial operation and is currently performing observations for its third consecutive client. MOST observations remain almost fully booked to the end of summer 2015 at time of writing, and it is anticipated that this success will continue for the remainder of its operational life.