The Appearance


In a laboratory setting, our artificial shooting stars have already achieved an apparent magnitude of -1. Even Sirius, the brightest star that can be observed in the night sky, has an apparent magnitude of -1.5. There's no doubt that artificial shooting stars by ALE can clearly be seen anywhere, even in the city.


How do we turn a shooting star into different colors? As one learns in high school science classes, when a substance burns, the flame emits a specific color: This is called the flame reaction. By loading our satellite with various materials, we are able to turn our shooting stars into any color.




Speed and Distance

Our shooting star travels slower and longer across the sky than a natural shooting star. This makes it possible for more people to enjoy the spectacle for a longer period of time.