A group of techies have turned to crowd-sourcing in order to fund their idea of a UFO hunting mini-satellite. After an unsuccessful run on the crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo, their second campaign, via Kickstarter, has proven successful, and they have received the funding needed to build and launch their mini-UFO hunting device.
The campaign is called “CubeSat for Disclosure – Low-Earth Orbit Satellite” and is utilizing off-the-shelf technology to develop a relatively cheap observation platform in space. The Kickstarter campaign sought to raise $10,000, and the group says they already had $16,000 in previous funding. As of the writing of this story, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $10,100.
Even though they have the funding they needed to complete the project, project organizer Dave Shock says they can use all of the funding they can get.
“We made our goal, but we still need donations to help pay for all the other stuff that we will incur as the project proceeds,” said Shock via Facebook. “We still have a few more days left on our campaign so stop by our page and donate a few dollars if you can.” […]