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Russian Company Planning To Put Billboards In Space

Russian company StartRocket is proposing to use Cubesats, small satellites with inexpensive launch profiles, to put advertising billboards in space.

At an altitude of about 450 km (280 miles), the satellites would unfurl a mylar sail about 9 meters (30 ft.) long. A group of CubeSats would work together to create a single billboard, and the result would be a pixelated billboard with a viewable area of about 50 sq. km., visible in morning and evening twilight, when they catch and reflect sunlight.

StartRocket thinks of their billboards in space as the creation of a new media. The company calls them Orbital Displays, and each one would only last about a year. They would be easily visible on clear nights, but not overbearingly bright. They would be about magnitude -8, with the Full Moon being magnitude -13 and the Sun magnitude -27.

In my 2001 novel “Emergence” (re-published in 2017) I imagined lasers being used to place advertising in orbit – but that was satire!

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