Orbital Reflector

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Orbital Reflector
Artist Trevor Paglen
Year 2018
Website www.orbitalreflector.com

Orbital Reflector is a reflective, mylar sculpture by Trevor Paglen designed to be launched into the night sky as a temporary satellite. Co-produced by the Nevada Museum of Art, the $1.3 million project will launch in late 2018 and is expected to remain in orbit for three months, after which it will immolate upon reentry to the Earth's atmosphere.

Orbital Reflector launched on Monday, December 3rd, at 10:34 a.m. EST on board the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express.[1]

See also

Further reading

  • Cascone, Sarah (August 23, 2018). "Trevor Paglen Is About to Launch a Reflective Sculpture Into Outer Space, and Astronomers Are Really Pissed Off About It". Artnet News. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  • Cascone, Sarah (August 23, 2018). "Trevor Paglen Responds to Astronomers Who Criticize His Space-Based Art—and Has a Few Questions for Them, Too". Artnet News. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  • Chow, Denise (August 22, 2018). "Artist's artificial 'star' will take public art to new heights". NBC News. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  • Curiel, Jonathan (April 5, 2018). "Trevor Paglen's Satellite of Love". SF Weekly. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  • Dvorsky, George (August 16, 2018). "Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space". Gizmodo. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  • Knapton, Sarah (August 12, 2018). "Heavens to shine with new 'star' as first space sculpture prepares for launch". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235.
  • Sohn, Timothy (November 28, 2018). "SpaceX Is Launching a Piece of Art Into Orbit". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028.

External links

  • Official website
  • Analysis of orbital lifespan
  1. ^ King, Bob. "SpaceX Launches Orbiting Sculpture in the Sky". Sky and Telescope. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
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