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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

http://www.law.india...no3/tomlin.html

I remembered this topic from years ago and wondered if anyone else had heard of it?  And what do you think of the idea?  It is possible to place banner ads in orbit - I think it would be outrageous!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

I am disgusted by this idea. I would hate to think of looking up at the night sky to see an advert telling me to drink coke. Especially when large parts of my country have classified as "world heritage night sky reserve" .

My Dad's mate looks after Japanese exchange students. He told me that on the first night, a particular student went missing. They searched around the house and finally found him lying on the ground in the back yard looking at the night sky open mouthed. He explained that he never thought there were that many stars and was blown away.

Just imagine seeing man made objects catching the sun in high orbit instead of natures beauty.

Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 28 November 2012 - 03:05 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

Not liking it . Somehow distasteful . It's one thing to muck up our own air space,another to muck up the final frontier .
It's like the planned Virgin strip clubs on the moon .ugh .

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

They can put them up there only as long as I can use my giant space gun to shoot them down.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

it's a ******* abominable idea.
The Yanks can pollute their own skyline until the cows come home, but the moment their bull**** affects MY stargazing then there's a problem.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 28 November 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:

it's a ******* abominable idea.
The Yanks can pollute their own skyline until the cows come home, but the moment their bull**** affects MY stargazing then there's a problem.
I expect it was conceived as a multinational effort since it was estimated at 15-30 million per ad.  It was quietly abandoned at the time but I fear it could come round again at some point.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

If they do that then i will become a hardcore enviormentalist. That just crosses the line.
We get bombarded with ad's all the time as is.
Whats next carving a giant pepsi logo on the face of the moon. :(

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

View Postand then, on 28 November 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

I expect it was conceived as a multinational effort since it was estimated at 15-30 million per ad.  It was quietly abandoned at the time but I fear it could come round again at some point.

So, I still have time to ready my giant space gun?

*PULL!*

Edited by Likely Guy, 28 November 2012 - 03:59 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:57 AM

I hope not. I can't imagine looking up and seeing a giant Pepsi logo instead of the moon and stars. I hereby pledge to never buy any products from any company that advertises in space.

On a related note though, didn't pizza hut get a lot of buzz for having thier logo on a shuttle or something? Or was that just a rumor?


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

Not sure, but I think commercial advertisement in orbit to be viewed un-aided on Earth is banned, at least by some countries.

But I can just see it: A big sign circling the earth saying "JIHAD ! "  :w00t:

Edited by pallidin, 28 November 2012 - 04:11 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

View Postsarah_444, on 28 November 2012 - 03:57 AM, said:

I hope not. I can't imagine looking up and seeing a giant Pepsi logo instead of the moon and stars. I hereby pledge to never buy any products from any company that advertises in space.

On a related note though, didn't pizza hut get a lot of buzz for having thier logo on a shuttle or something? Or was that just a rumor?

Nope, that was true. But I wouldn't shoot it down.

http://en.wikipedia....ace_advertising

Edited by Likely Guy, 28 November 2012 - 04:10 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:18 AM

If it's a choice of neon banners advertising Nike shoes or covergirl makeup versus a network of satellites containing multiple individually targetted nuclear warheads...umm,
I'll take shoes for $500 please Alex.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

Thats the last thing I need in my life another flipping commercial, god at what point does mankind stop and say Maybe we shouldnt do this. :td:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:58 AM

Man, & I thought it was difficult enought to see all the star now because of Light Pollution. Now I'm going to look & see "Always Coca Cola Enjoy"


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

The constelation Mc Donalds...

No WAY!!

I hate this Idea..!!

What star-sign are you??

Dunno, Burger king I think....

Edited by Professor T, 28 November 2012 - 06:59 AM.





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