Courtesy: CubeSat for Disclosure

Courtesy: CubeSat for Disclosure

It is a growth industry…the popularity and proliferation of CubeSats. They carry out all manner of duties, from testing laser communications hardware to imaging the Earth.

Now add one more task for a CubeSat – keeping an eye out for visiting ET.

The effort is called “CubeSat for Disclosure” and a fundraising campaign in underway to build the low Earth orbiting satellite. The campaign is via Indiegogo, the website that “empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen.”

Empowering individuals

According to the proposal team, the project aims to use a low orbit satellite, controlled by individuals, to study potential objects that emit high energy radiation.

Credit: CubeSat for Disclosure

Credit: CubeSat for Disclosure

“Maybe we’ll get data readings and pictures of solar-flare caused auroras. Maybe we’ll capture images of some very interesting meteors. And maybe we’ll actually capture a verifiable craft. All we can do is try, and by doing this our way, we can open-source the data to you, the individuals,” the project site notes.

Satellite instruments

The CubeSat for Disclosure would be capable of measuring the radiation in the environment of the satellite, equipped to detect high energy particles, radiation, and other phenomenon. Two cameras with parabolic lenses would provide a clear 360 degree view around our satellite.

The team leaders would like to have the CubeSat carry a mini-radar, if possible. “Regardless of radar, our radiation detection and imagery will give us enough to verify high energy emitting objects in space.”

Credit: UFODATA Project

Credit: UFODATA Project

 

 

Real-time data collection

Saluting the CubeSat for Disclosure initiative is Mark Rodeghier, President and Scientific Director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in Chicago, Illinois. He’s also a leader in the UFODATA Project, detailed here:

What are UFOs? New Scientific Study Launched

http://www.leonarddavid.com/what-are-ufos-new-scientific-study-launched/

“I only know what they’ve put on their fundraising website, but overall, I personally, as does the UFODATA project, support any serious effort at identifying and then measuring physical data about UFOS in real-time,” Rodeghier told Inside Outer Space.

“Science normally benefits from multiple approaches to the same problem, as there is no guarantee which research method will be the most successful, and the same is true for research into UFOs,” Rodeghier said. “Whether UFOs appear often enough in space to make such an effort practical is unknown, but we won’t know until someone looks.”

NOTE: For more information on the CubeSat for Disclosure campaign, go to:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cubesat-for-disclosure-low-earth-orbit-satellite#/updates

 

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