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Space Selfies During World Space Week 2018


World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks proposals for “space selfies” during Space Selfie CroppedWorld Space Week, October 4-10, 2018.   These will be pictures taken from space of very large WSW events.  These images will be taken by Planet using its 3-meter resolution satellites.  An example is the small photo at top-right, where a tiny “Hi” made by cows can be discerned.  (Note the larger photo is from a drone.)


WSW 2018 Space Selfie events must meet these criteria:

  • Temporary very large structure visible from space
  • Formed by many people, cars, animals, tarps, blankets, etc.
  • Structure should make an interesting shape, such as a word or symbol.  A symbol related to space, World Space Week, or the 2018 theme is encouraged.
  • Must have high contrast with the background landscape
  • Size: at least 50 x 50 meters.  Larger is better.
  • Location: large open field
  • Date: Any day(s) during October 4-10, 2018.
  • Time: Approximately 1000-1100 local time
  • Low likelihood of clouds
  • Event must be entered in the World Space Week 2018 Calendar with complete data
  • Optional:  A drone could take a high-altitude photo to compare with the space photo (as in the “cow selfie” example shown above)
  • Must have a media plan to promote this event


  • Submit a proposal for a WSW 2018 Space Selfie here by September 1, 2018
  • WSWA will seek from Planet more specific times for qualified events, and will communicate these to selected event holders.
  • In any case, you should hold your event if weather permits, since Planet satellites will take a photo of virtually all locations on Earth around 1100-1200 local time every day.   You can keep trying every day.
  • Images should be available several days after the event.

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