Elon Musk has been criticised as SpaceX prepares to launch a satellite that will broadcast billboard adverts in orbit.
ELON MUSK has been chastised by scientists after it was revealed that a corporation wants SpaceX to launch a satellite that will display billboard adverts from orbit.
The South African millionaire, who isn’t afraid of controversy, currently has a lot on his plate. Starlink is slowly growing its mega-constellation Internet-beaming satellites, and Tesla recently released the Model S Plaid. According to a new rumor, SpaceX is teaming up with a Canadian company to launch the world’s first space-based advertising satellite.
Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) will pay SpaceX to launch an advertisement satellite into low-Earth orbit, according to Samuel Reid, CEO and co-founder (LEO).
On one side of the CubeSat satellite, marketers will compete to have their logos and products shown on a big screen full of purchased pixels.
“There may be firms that wish to represent their logo,” Mr Reid told Insider. perhaps it could become a bit more personal artistically.
“Perhaps Coca-Cola and Pepsi will battle it out for control of their respective logos.
SpaceX will not be a direct participant in the mission, but will serve as the launch provider utilizing one of their iconic Falcon 9 rockets in early 2022.
The CubeSat will utilize a selfie stick to broadcast its stream back to Earth through Twitch or YouTube once it is in orbit.
Fortunately, this means that gigantic billboards will not be filling the night skies with advertisements.
However, the announcement has caused a social media backlash, with scientists and space enthusiasts both condemning the plan.
James Felton, a comedian, resorted to Twitter to express his displeasure.
“It’ll be impossible to pretend we don’t live in a sci-fi dystopian apocalypse when we look up from the roaring wildfires sweeping the earth to see the words Drink Pepsi,” he remarked.
“No,” responded Matthew Chapman, a game programmer and reporter.
This is where I draw the line.
“Before Space Billboards become an actuality, Congress should prohibit them.
“SpaceX satellites are already causing a pollution minefield in low-Earth orbit.”
“Coke vs. Pepsi in space?” wrote science writer Amy Shira Teitel. What could be more obnoxious than light pollution between advertising behemoths?
“I sincerely hope this never, ever happens…”
Customers will have to pay to advertise on the pixel billboard. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”