Start Rocket are creating an orbital display with a potential audience of 7 billion people on the planet.
The display is designed to orbit around the globe at a 500 km altitude and deliver 3-4 messages/images using the Sun as a light source.
Start Rocket claim to be midway through their development process, with deployment planned for January 2021.
Whilst we’re not entirely convinced that the night sky should be turned into a commercial billboard, perhaps Andy Warhol saw the future back in the 1970’s with the following quote:
“The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald’s. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald’s. Peking and Moscow don’t have anything beautiful yet…”
Credit: Start Rocket