Space technology company ALE has announced its long-term goal to revolutionize space technology and climate science, with a Web3-mediated decentralized science (DeSci) approach to earth data collection, analysis, space science and more open, collaborative business models. ALE will pioneer the development of new Web3-based space science research and development (R&D) to enable a far more efficient distribution of scientific research and policies through decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) in the future.
In the first step of ALE’s space science development through DeSci, the company will develop and sell digital content that leverages the appeal of its human-made shooting star project, SKY CANVAS. ALE’s recently launched VIP PASS NFT to the SKY CANVAS Community Club was the company’s first Web3 initiative, to support the world’s first public human-made shooting star event, scheduled to take place in 2025.
Dr. Lena Okajima, founder and CEO of ALE explains further: “Although it may seem complex to the layperson, the simple idea that drives the concept of Decentralized Science (or DeSci, for short) is inspired by decentralized technologies such as blockchain to enable a more open, collaborative, and transparent approach to scientific research. In order for the scientific and space technology communities bring about positive sustainability actions to combat climate change and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, for example, we need to take a much longer-term view, and to encourage better ways for industry, academia and governments to work together to achieve the necessary solutions.
“Our ambition is to use our human-made shooting star satellite technologies to develop better ways of collecting data from the Earth’s atmosphere that promote sustainable space and climate science research and development. And at ALE we are developing new decentralized Web3-based R&D that requires a mid-to-long term investment. To establish schemes with flat decision-making between industry, academia, and government. Ultimately, what we want to achieve is to increase our understanding of the whole Earth’s activities through the centralization and integration of data.”
Explaining more about the climate and atmospheric science aspect of SKY CANVAS, Dr Gilles Bailet, Research Associate in Emerging Space Technologies at University of Glasgow comments: “In addition to its space entertainment business, ALE is pioneering innovative approaches to fund fundamental science R&D. Through its SKY CANVAS project, ALE aims to collect crucial atmospheric data from the mesosphere, an important layer for understanding climate dynamics . The upcoming ALE-3 satellite will play a key role in gathering climate information specifically from the mesosphere, which is situated between the stratosphere and the thermosphere in the Earth's atmosphere.
“The "space entertainment" factor of SKY CANVAS is certainly going to inspire a lot of new interest in space and science, although the scientific value of creating a human-made meteor shower is that it will enable us to reliably observe particles in the mesosphere. And studying human-made shooting stars will also help us to clarify various scientific theories about natural shooting stars.”