He said the satellites would be visible in the night sky by employing sunlight reflectors, with multiple satellites linked together to create a message large enough to be seen.
Originally posted by Omega Pickle
Alexander Lavrynov, a spacecraft designer, said he has patented a device for putting advertising into space that would be seen from Earth, Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.
Man that is ridiculous! We have commercials before movie previews and now we will have them in Space. I feel space should not have anything like that in space. No weapons either unless they are for asteroids.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
i will go and personally go and kick this guy's ass. light pollution has already screwed with my precious skies enough!!
of course, asimov did write something like this in his story "buy jupiter." isn't it strange how science fiction sometimes comes true like that?
EDIT: after just reading the article now i'd like to know how they would do join the big dipper (not a constellation! HAH!), andromeda, and orion all together, since they don't touch each other in any way.
yes, i know they were using a figure of speach... i hope to god this doesn't happen though. something tells me people won't stand for it. people love the stars too much.
[Edited on 3/11/2004 by cmdrkeenkid]
Originally posted by elevatedone
Am I the only one who thinks this is a pretty neat idea ?
I mean come on, how far " outside the box " was this guy thinking when he came up with this one ?
I like it !
Originally posted by amantine
I don't see how a few satellites with sunlight reflectors can make a readable message. Unless they are really large or there are a lot of them, you probably will not be able to see them. Both those possiblities are very expensive. I think it's just one of those far-out never to be used patents.