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In collaboration with Nevada Museum of Art, artist Trevor Paglen will launch the first satellite to exist purely as an artistic gesture
557 backers pledged $76,053 to help bring this project to life.
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    Orbital Reports

    As a friend in flight, you will receive mission updates as we inch closer to the rocket launch. These are friends-only updates available exclusively to Kickstarter backers. You will be the first to know the official launch date, get the intel on Star-watching parties, and the skinny on programs related to the launch.
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    Rendering and Mission-stamped Postcard

    In addition to mission updates, as a flight backer, you can download your very own high-resolution rendering of the Orbital Reflector satellite. Also, we will mail you a commemorative mission postcard, postmarked with the date of the actual rocket launch in Spring 2018.
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    Patch Perfect

    Bust out that denim jacket, because you will want to sport this Paglen Patch on your sleeve. The official Orbital Reflector mission patch, finely-embroidered with iron-on backing. Oh, yeah.
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    Diamond Mission Pin and Stickers

    Proudly strut your diamond wings with a custom-designed Pin by Paglen. Chrome finish, with wings ... yes, this mission pin is a flying diamond, a work of art in itself. Also included: official Orbital Reflector mission sticker.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $20; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    Orbital Reflector: The Diamond Set

    Sticker. Pin. Patch. Go! For only one Benjamin, you will receive the complete Diamond Mission Set, containing all three official mission swag pieces designed by artist Trevor Paglen. You will be the envy of all your art AND science friends. Wait - they can get one, too. As an extra bonus, you will be acknowledged as a backer on the project website.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $30; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    Orbital Reflector: Structural Drawing

    From the hand of the artist comes one of the design drawings produced during the conception and creation of the Orbital Reflector project. The drawing is 11 x 17 inches, printed on Epson Premium Semimatte Photo Paper, and includes a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist. It will ship rolled, in packaging designed to protect the integrity of the print. Totally frame-able. Also, at this level and above you will receive an invitation to the festivities at the Museum celebrating Orbital Reflector.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $100; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    • Digital Rendering
    • Mission Postcard
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    • Mission Pin
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    • Recognition on project website
    • Orbital Reflector - Design Sketch by Trevor Paglen
    • Invitation to Orbital Reflector Museum celebration
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    Collector's Edition Patches

    Trevor Paglen is renowned for his often irreverent patches. For Orbital Reflector, he has created a new bunch of 5 collectibles to commemorate the arduous process of developing a sculptural satellite for space. Sent to you in custom packaging. These were created exclusively for Kickstarter.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $200; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    Sat Model Photo Edition by Paglen

    Trevor Paglen has long imagined launching a reflective, non-functional satellite into space, by making beautiful sculptures of his vision. The images of the prototype are collector-worthy. Receive a limited-edition (1/50), 14 x 21 inch, stunningly gorgeous C-print, complete with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity from the artist.. This special edition, unframed print is exclusively available on Kickstarter.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $1000; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    • Digital Rendering
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    • Mission and Museum Stickers
    • Mission Pin
    • Mission Patch
    • Recognition on project website
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    • Limited-edition (1/50) unframed Satellite Prototype Print
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    "Other Night Sky" Photo by Paglen

    Trevor Paglen's "The Other Night Sky" is a project to track and photograph classified American satellites, space debris, and other obscure objects in Earth orbit. The results are both gorgeous and haunting. Receive a limited-edition (1/20), 17.5 x 24 inch, unframed C-print, exclusively available on Kickstarter. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity from the artist.
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    The estimated value of the goods and services offered at this level is $2,000; the remainder of your contribution is tax-deductible.

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    • Mission Postcard
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    • Mission Pin
    • Mission Patch
    • Recognition on project website
    • Invitation to Orbital Reflector Museum celebration
    • Limited-edition (1/20) unframed "Nevada Auriga" Print
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