Fun Finds Friday: Billboards in Space

[dot_recommends] August 27, 2021 Manufacturing Trends

Out of this World Advertising

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heads for orbit after lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on May 26. The same type of rocket is expected to launch a low-Earth billboard next year.

Above: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heading into orbit on May 26. The same type of rocket will be used to launch a satellite billboard next year.

Tiny Billboard to be Launched Into Space

Canadian startup company, Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), plans to send a new kind of advertising satellite into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The side of the four-inch wide cube-shaped satellite will act as a billboard, displaying ads beamed from Earth on a pixelated screen.

  • So what’s the point of that since traffic in space remains minimal for now?
  • Who will see ads displayed on a four-inch cube in space?

Believe it or not, here’s where it gets quirky. “Rather than being visible from the ground, the ads will be photographed using a high-tech selfie stick and livestreamed on YouTube or Twitch,” according to science correspondent Scott Neuman, NPR.

Does this seem like a round-about way to get your ad onto YouTube?

Companies placing ads to be beamed to the GEC CubeSat will have lots of customization options. Ad customers will be able to design the message, pick the colors, set the brightness, and choose how long the ad will be showcased.

Are you thinking about placing a four-inch ad in space?

If you decide to hop onboard this opportunity and launch your company logo into space, please let us know!

–parin
Managing Partner

Image credit: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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