Scultura in orbita

«Orbital Reflector is a sculpture constructed of a lightweight material similar to Mylar. It is housed in a small box-like infrastructure known as a CubeSat and launched into space aboard a rocket. Once in low Earth orbit at a distance of about 350 miles (575 kilometers) from Earth, the CubeSat opens and releases the sculpture, which self-inflates like a balloon. Sunlight reflects onto the sculpture making it visible from Earth with the naked eye — like a slowly moving artificial star as bright as a star in the Big Dipper.»
Lanciata nello spazio il 28 novembre, dovrebbe restare in orbita un paio di mesi prima di rientrare nell’atmosfera e andare a fuoco. L’artista è Trevor Paglen. Finanziatore principale il Nevada Museum of Art. >>