As if we are no longer surrounded by enough ads that shine on television, drive trucks, show up on Times Square and talk on the radio, the Russian company StartRocket is looking to put them in space.
StartRocket wants to use Cubesats for the night sky plaster with ads that can be worn around 2021. Astronomers do not use it. Lights ads there will only add to the growing problem of light pollution and make it even harder to study objects in space that can actually tell us something different from which insurance company has the lowest prices or how long it will sell super mattresses. Obviously, for some of the sky, it is just an empty canvas that potentially breaks the income. Cubesats will now save StartRocket money because they are cheap to play. Flying up to 280 miles above Earth, these mini satellites will unfold 30-foot mallard sails and will be assembled in a pixel billboard with nearly 20 square miles of space that can be seen from the ground. The company prefers to call them Orbital displays instead of space ads, which sounds cooler, but does not change the possibility that the Geico Gecko monster hovers over your head.