Yes! At the $1,500, $5,000 and $10,000 levels, we will ask you to identify the school of your choice once the campaign finishes. We suggest https://www.facebook.com/blog/blog.php?topic_id=340961350435and getting people from your school to work together to hit these pledge levels to ensure your school gets time on the Arkyd.
We will send a link to download your unique digital selfie or main-optic observation to the email address you designate after the image is downlinked from the Arkyd. This image and link will only be accessible by you, although you will have the option of sharing your image with the world on our community site.
U.S. Domestic shipping costs are included for all physical goods in pledges and add-ons. International addresses should add to the pledge amount the amount specified in the pledge or add-on to cover the additional cost of international shipping.
For the serious astronomer who knows what they’re doing, we’ll let you point the Arkyd anywhere you want, IN SPACE! What we can promise is this: you give us the location you would like photographed and we'll photograph it, excluding the Sun. We can't promise exact time of day due to the complex factors involved, but we promise to do our best to accommodate you as much as technologically possible!
Controlling the Arkyd telescope means making your request to the Planetary Resources satellite operations team through our web or mobile applications. The team will then task the satellite to fulfill your request, if possible or practical. You do not have DIRECT control of the satellite, but your participation is in the form of a request for an image that the Arkyd is capable of producing. We’ll send the picture back to you when its done!
Any pledge total that exceeds $99 qualifies for the Planetary Annihilation Game Key at the time of the game’s full release (expected December 2013). This pledge total can be accomplished with a $99 pledge or higher OR a lower pledge with additional add-ons.
PRI will not generally restrict you from using your Selfie in a manner of your choosing, although there may be some very limited instances in which PRI will restrict what you can include in a Selfie and how you can use your Selfie. Some of those restrictions include prohibition of any material that is offensive, pornographic, discriminatory, depicts illegal or violent activity, violates a copyright or trademark, or that is otherwise deemed to be undesirable by PRI. Your submission of the Selfie to us to be uploaded to the satellite, and your use of our service, may be subject to an expanded “Terms of Service” at the time you submit the image. Our general rule of thumb, however, is that people should be able to use their Selfies in any lawful manner of their choosing.
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