iam8bit Gallery, Clyde Space, and the UK Space Agency Launch UKube-1 Satellite (Video)

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UKube-1

There generally isn’t much of an art crowd up in space, seeing as most of the people who go up there tend to be scientist-types. But that didn’t stop Los Angeles’ iam8bit Gallery from taking part in a space satellite launched by the UK Space Agency and Clyde Space called UKube-1.

iam8bit Gallery’s Jon Gibson and Amanda White designed the artwork for Ukube-1, which is billed as a “celestial charging station,” for the benefit of anyone (Earthling or otherwise) who might need to charge up their devices during an interstellar cruise.

The UKube-1 satellite has a lot of hardware under the hood to go along with iam8bit Gallery’s “tattoos” on the exterior, and you can read a lot more about the whole project on Clyde Space’s website here. And you can also see a video demonstrating the UKube-1 concept and artwork below. And remember: Limit 1 outlet per vessel.

Here’s the video:

 





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