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A Japanese firm creates on-demand meteor showers

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A Japanese startup is betting that tiny satellite-driven meteor showers offer high-end entertainment

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Spotted: On 17th January, Japanese space startup, Astro Live Experiences (ALE), launched its first microsatellite, designed to create artificial meteors. Each microsatellite will launch 400 tiny particle balls, each about a centimetre in size. These will ignite as they enter the atmosphere, like hundreds of shooting stars. They are expected to burn more slowly than nature’s own meteor shows, providing a customised light show for ALE’s clients. The first meteor show is scheduled to light up over Hiroshima in the spring of 2020.

Email: info@star-ale.com

Website: www.star-ale.com/en

Contact: info@star-ale.com

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