The US aerospace company SpaceX and the Canadian technology services startup Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) plan to launch a satellite next year that will broadcast announcements from space.
GEC is currently building the so-called CubeSat, which will have a pixelated screen where advertising, logos or works of art will appear, as revealed to Business Insider Samuel Reid, CEO and co-founder of the company. He detailed that it is expected to be loaded in a Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s company, which will put it into orbit before the rover reaches the moon.
Once in orbit, CubeSat will film its panel using a selfie stick located on its side and broadcast those images live on platforms such as YouTube or Twitch so that anyone can tune in to the satellite screen, Reid explained, adding that the device will be launched. early 2022.
Reid pointed out that to broadcast his ad via satellite, the customer will have to buy ‘tokens’ with cryptocurrencies like Ethereum to claim, locate and design a pixel on the screen. “I am trying to achieve something that can democratize access to space and allow decentralized participation,” said the businessman. “Hopefully, people won’t waste money on something inappropriate, insulting or offensive,” he added.
For its part, SpaceX has not commented on the news so far. Market Research Telecast