(OPEN MINDS TV) — A group of techies has started an Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign to fund a fleet of tiny satellites to search for UFOs in orbit.
The campaign is called “CubeSat for Disclosure – Low-Earth Orbit Satellite” and is utilizing off-the-shelf technology to develop a relatively cheap observation platform in space.
There are several companies that offer equipment for what are called CubeSats, also referred to as nanosatellites. These are small satellites that offer an affordable way for students, researchers, and private companies to have their own little satellite. The cubes measure 10x10x10 centimeters.
The UFO CubeSat team is planning on purchasing a readymade cube from Pumpkin Incorporated that is called a CubeSat kit. The kit comes with the cube, an onboard computer and a way to program the cube. The user can then add more instruments.
CubeSat for Disclosure plans to add cameras, a way to communicate and download information from the satellite from the ground, and a scintillation counter. The Indiegogo site says the scintillation counter “enables us to measure the various radiation in our satellites (sic) environment. This is significant as it enables us to detect high energy particles, radiation, and other phenomenon.”
They hope to also install radar if possible.
They will use two cameras with parabolic lenses in order to get a 360 degree view around the satellite.
Their main goals is to hopefully capture verifiable data and images of UFOs. They feel the topic has been ridiculed, but that it is worthy of “rigorous scientific study.”