Painting the sky with
the science of shooting stars.
By transforming the night sky into a showcase for human-made shooting stars,
Sky Canvas offers entertainment on an unprecedented scale.
Using a proprietary technology that enables satellites to create shooting stars,
people over a wide area can marvel at a stunning sight at the same time.
But Sky Canvas is more than just entertainment.
A starry sky inspires wonder, which sparks scientific curiosity,
the driving force behind humanityʼs progress.
The data obtained from studying the path and light emission of shooting stars
also helps shed light on the mechanisms of climate change.
Born of a meteor shower, this initiative not only helps advance
scientific knowledge but also makes space closer for all of humankind.
A whole new level of large-scale spectacle for live entertainment
Using the power of the shooting star, a border-less content that can deliver dreams, hopes and aspiration, it can bring people together from different generations, gender and nationalities.
We offer you an extraordinary astronomical experience that everyone can share anywhere in the world.
Human-made Shooting Star
Natural shooting stars (meteors) emit light due to the aerodynamic heating* of small dust particles when they travel through Earth's atmosphere at very high speed. At ALE, we recreate this phenomenon by accurately releasing particles that become shooting stars from our satellites. The shooting star particles (meteor particles) are installed in the satellite and are released after ensuring that the probability of collision with other spacecraft or debris on the designated path is sufficiently low. By controlling the position, direction and speed of the meteor particles, the human-made shooting stars are able to emit light in the sky of any designated location anywhere in the world **. This is also how our human-made shooting stars can enter Earth's atmosphere at slower speed, compared to natural meteors, enabling our shooting stars to emit light longer.
In addition, illuminating the middle atmosphere using our original plasma technologies (eg.human-made shooting stars) will enable us to collect new data (wind speed, atmospheric composition, etc.). The analysis of these data we gain helps us characterize the mechanisms behind climate change.
Click here for more details on our Atmospheric data.
*Aerodynamic heating: This is the process of converting kinetic energy into heat. The phenomenon only occurs when an object travels through the atmosphere at high speed.
Anywhere in the world**
about 200km range*** per shooting star particle
Safety standards approved by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Various permits acquired from necessary agencies and countries in appointed
<Space environment friendly>
The human-made shooting star particles are 1cm spheres and their non-toxic materials are inspired from the same materials that fall on Earth from space every day. Since they are made from harmless substances that have been confirmed to have no impact on the environment both on the ground and in space, there is no burden on the environment. The particles completely burn up at altitudes of about 60 to 80km due to aerodynamic heating. Thus, they do not become space debris and there is no danger of them falling to the ground.
**Permits and approval will be needed from designated local authorities and necessary government and non-governmental entities. It may not be available in certain areas, due to satellite orbit.
***Visibility will vary depending on weather and other conditions of the venue. For recommend visibility range for your area, please contact us for more details.
For the SKY CANVAS global brand website , please click here.
For 'SKY CANVAS Community Club', a community dedicated to people worldwide with an interest in space, astronomy, and science, please click here.