Credit: ALE

Credit: ALE

ALE CO. Ltd. is a Japan-based space technology company that wants to provide artificial shooting stars “any time, any place as you like.”

According to Lena Okajima, head of ALE in Tokyo, her group is working with experts in various Japanese universities to develop a spacecraft that can toss out tiny balls from Earth orbit to create on-demand shooting stars.

Shooting star chief, Lena Okajima, head of ALE in Tokyo. Credit: ALE

Shooting star chief, Lena Okajima, head of ALE in Tokyo.
Credit: ALE

 

 

“A particle will be released from the platform of our artificial satellite that is circulating the globe in a circular orbit utilizing a mass driver to penetrate the atmosphere,” notes the ALE website.

Want to make a wish upon a shooting star? You can be a paying customer for this on-demand planetary pyrotechnic sky service.

The released ball would plow through the Earth’s atmosphere at high-speed, blazing to brilliance and observable from the ground.

Shooting star hardware. Credit: ALE

Shooting star hardware.
Credit: ALE

 

 

In fact, depending on your pre-disposed idea of how colorful you want your shooting stars, you can have ingredients introduced that alter the tint of the incoming object or objects.

Shooting star balls. Credit: ALE

Shooting star balls.
Credit: ALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on this kinetic killer of an app, go to:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lena-okajima/1a/915/243

 

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