by Cassidy Nicholas
Witness testimony, video and photographic evidence, and site research are the core of Ufological research. Civilians from all demographics spend their lifetime attempting to break the UFO enigma. Recently a cutting-edge step in scientific research has been taken by a team of individuals that simply thought… Why aren’t we studying this from space?
The CubeSat for disclosure Team, compiled of civilians from across the world are setting out with a goal to bring Ufological investigation to a new level.
This week I sat down and discussed the CubeSat mission with Dave Cote and David Shock. Cote, who initiated the project, felt that with the amount of high caliber witnesses and data out there, it was ridiculous that Ufology was still a laughable subject. He has set out to change that.
Aligning himself with David Shock, a man well versed in satellite usage for the purposes of UFO research and an impressive team, the project is beginning to take flight, literally. The team, consists of seven individuals; Project Manager Dave Cote, a software Engineer; Project Coordinator David Shock; Optimization Specialist Matthew Lippert, an Electronics and Software Engineer; Design Consultant Gianna Young; Press Relations consultant Mark Richfield; Consultant Pat Regan, and Nathalie Savoie, Administration.
With the recent technological advancements, small satellites called “CubeSats” are being sent into orbit, and at an attainable cost. The CubeSat for Disclosure team has constructed a small satellite with an impressive tool belt. Including but limited to; two parabolic lens full spectrum cameras and infrared, electromagnetic and radiation sensors giving them the capability to not only verify the incoming visual data, but correlate it with other environmental fluxes as well.
Once the team achieves the launch, which they are planning for 2016, the CubeSat will be in low Earth orbit for up to three months before burning up upon re-entry. When speaking with Cote and Shock, they are hopeful for two different launch areas, and are currently taking steps to achieve a location.
The team is hopeful for a successful first launch and holds plans for this to not be a solo mission but the beginning of a new age of research made possible by enhancements in technology and a few innovative minds.
When sitting down with Cote and Shock, they stressed that this is a civilian mission and more help will be needed. They are currently searching out licensed Ham Radio operators to globally network and aid in collection of live data from the CubeSat. If you are a licensed Ham Radio operator and would like to find out more about the project, please contact Dave Shock directly, either through the Kickstarter campaign, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team has already raised $16,000 towards a goal of nearly $50,000 to provide a successful launch. All monies gained go directly into the non-profit and the team has turned to crowdsourcing the project on Kickstarter. Please see their Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their mission, and drive for disclosure. When interviewing these men, I was absolutely refreshed with their passion for the project and their drive to finally create an open network of information exchange and truth finding.
MUFON’s Director of Research Robert Powell spoke to the team in great length. MUFON supports their efforts and wishes them the best success. Their Kickstarter Campaign can be found at http://kck.st/1Q1bChr.