LET PICASSO - CUBESAT - ALL THE WAY TO SPACE AND JOIN YALI NETWORK ON THE WAY!
THERE IS A FLOATING FLOWER ON ITS WAY TO SPACE!
Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing reality invented in around 1907–08 by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. They brought different views of subjects (usually objects or figures) together in the same picture, resulting in paintings that appear fragmented and abstracted (1)
But do you know what a ‘cubesat’ is? (2) There is a real art and skill to building and launching one. Also known as nanosatellites, CubeSats are built to standard dimensions of 10 x 10 x 11 cm (1 U) and are shaped like cubes (hence the name). They are scalable. Asgardia’s Space Nation/ Kingdom’s satellite will be launched soon. Once the satellite is in a free flight, the solar arrays will be deployed, and the Asgardian symbols will be floating in the outer space. (3)
On this flight would also be: a digital photograph of CHANGE: YGGDRASIL (5518) A - DIGITAL COMPOSITION of DIFFERENT DRAWINGS. It is one of seven artworks which forms part of the exhibition called: ‘Enclosure Fathom Closure - Part 1 - Status: sold, 2017. A press article will follow regarding the technique used to form this work. Watch this space.
Other exciting news: Did you know? Lift off! Africa’s first ever private satellite was launched in mid - 2017. MEDO (The Meta Economic Development Organization) has been running an inspiring project and 14 young girls built it. Scaffolding and reaching new levels of STEM. (4) Congratulations girls! Don’t forget to log in to Yali Network (Young African Leaders Initiative) to connect and find more STEM opportunities. Connecting is an art!
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3. https://asgardia.com/en/blog/asgardia/16203-asgardia-1-satellite-is-getting-ready-for-launch/ , picture reworked and picture added top right from the collection – Enclosure Fathom - Part 1.