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Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Jan 28, 2015
SpaceBillboard, a supporter of innovative space research, is set to launch the world's first billboard in space in a milestone that marks the increasing importance of CubeSats in Space Exploration. Researchers at KU Leuven University in Belgium came up with the novel idea of launching a real billboard into space to help fund their research on a new line up of NexGen satellites called CubeSats.
A CubeSat is small - about the size of a milk carton - and lightweight, which makes them cheaper to build and launch. A CubeSat is the perfect answer for universities and start-ups to get involved in space research, one of the bedrock platforms for research on advanced technology solutions.
European Space Agency ESA and NASA in the US have active CubeSat programs that help drive the development and adoption of emerging technologies in support of new business solutions.
Tjorven Delabie, co-founder of SpaceBillboard said: "We are talking about an out-of-this-world project, that allows companies to bring their brand into space."
"The idea is catching on, and SpaceBillboard has already secured a number of contracts for companies to have their message on their own billboard in space."
The launch of the billboard is scheduled for the beginning of 2016, to be launched from Alcantara in Brazil.
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Although the billboard will not be visible from Earth, all messages will be continuously visible on the SpaceBillboard website http://spacebillboard.com as well as used in the customers' branding campaigns.
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