Fake shooting stars get closer to reality as crazy startup gets $6m funding

Lena Okajima is working on perhaps the craziest startup service you’ll hear all year – one that creates on-demand shooting stars.

It does this by launching a micro-satellite into orbit that fires small pellets into the atmosphere, effectively little meteors, creating a celestial light-show. Well, that’s the idea – it’s slated to launch in 2018.

Having wished upon a shooting star, Lena and her Sky Canvas team have just secured US$6.1 million in funding from angel investors to make the service happen.

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