Canadian developers are planning to send a satellite into low-earth orbit with specialist camera and radiation detecting equipment in a bid to capture the world’s first ever conclusive video footage of any alien craft to see if the truth real is out there.The Crowdsourcing Indiegogo campaign project is appealing for funds of $50,000 (£33,000) to develop and launch the “Cubesat for Disclosure”. The disclosure movement claims that NASA and other space agencies have the ability to detect UFOs and aliens, but choose to withhold the information from the public for “fear of the effect knowledge of greater beings may have on authority and religion on Earth”.Disclosure conspiracists have called for years for world governments to release all confidential files they have on the subject of aliens and UFO phenomena, but it has been a long-time coming, they claim.
Project leader David Cote in a scene from the promotional video
Indiegogo aims to put this project in the hand of the citizens, so they can take over the quest for alien life.The satellite will have a scintillation counter to check ionising radiation levels, as high readings could indicate the presence of alien craft claim some researchers, and two cameras will constantly record a 360 degree view. Software engineer Dave Cote, who developed the idea with fellow researchers, said in a promotional video: “Despite many sightings and events, government, military and media have made a strong attempt to discredit the idea of extraterrestrial aliens.”And in the face of their apparent disbelief of the topic, the same military and governments have spent huge amounts of money secretly studying these ridiculous UFOs and aliens.”What our project aims to do is use a low-orbit satellite controlled by us, the individuals, to study potential objects in our earth’s atmosphere.”The start-up claims contributors of $100 (£66) or more will be allowed access to CubeSat data, while $500 (£330) would enable them to be actively involved and take still images. Software engineer Dave Cote developed the idea alongside other researchers in hopes to bring full disclosure to individuals, on the topic of extraterrestrial intelligence and UFOs. The CubeSat will be able to measure radiation in its environment through a scintillation counter, and the cameras, which have parabolic lenses, will provide a 360 degree view. The CubeSat will be launched through the company IOS Interorbital they will set up if the campaign is successful.Mr Cote added: “Maybe we’ll get data readings and pictures of solar-flare caused auroras.”Maybe we’ll capture images of some very interesting meteors, and maybe we’ll actually capture a verifiable craft – all we can do is try.”UFO buffs hope the project will bring the disclosure they have sought for so long.Scott C Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily said: “This technology in public hands could be the event that causes full disclosure of the existence of aliens. “I hope it works and I hope they gather some evidence while its in orbit.”Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigation Manual, was more sceptical.He said: “I’m sceptical that a network would do much in resolving the UFO issue in terms of ET visitors but it might detect a few anomalies that might be worthy of further study and a few meteors too.”There have been many proposals to scientifically detect and track UFOs, though this seems to be one of the most ambitious and expensive ones put forward so far. “It might detect some unusual or rare aerial anomalies but if there are extraterrestrial UFO craft visiting us, I’d have thought existing tracking systems, would detect them. Nonetheless, if you back the project you could enjoy watching real time data from the satellite on your laptop, and you get a T-shirt too. Personally, I’m hanging on to my tin foil hat.