Samsung’s ‘Space Selfie’ Satellite Crashes And Lands Onto Michigan Horse Farm
Samsung’s space “selfie satellite” made a dramatic return to Earth and startled a US resident after it crash-landed on her rural property in Michigan. Nancy Mumby-Welky heard a loud noise of a crash outside her farmland when she rushed there to find a large object in her backyard. She immediately posted the incident on Facebook with the picture mentioning, “Unbelievable look what just fell out of the sky and 911 is baffled and it’s caught up in our tree”.
Mumby- Welke informed the NBC news that the device looked like a satellite. The device that had fallen from the sky carried both the logos of Samsung and South Dakota-based, high-altitude balloon manufacturer, Raven Industries.
After the news was circulated, Samsung reported NBC, “No injuries occurred and the balloon was subsequently retrieved. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.” The company asserted that the entire landing was a planned affair that took place in a selected rural area. Samsung remarked that the “Space Selfie” device was dedicated to capturing images by using an exclusive and unique view of planet earth as the backdrop.
Mumby- Welke said that an internet search disclosed that the device was a part of the promotional campaign with actress and model Cara Delevingne. Few men from Raven Industries collected the wreckage avoiding to disclose any information about the device or the reason for such circumstance, reported Mumby- Welke. She further added, “They didn’t say anything. He told us he wasn’t at liberty to talk about it. Just imagine what could have happened if someone had been out there.”
The company announced that the device was sent to the edges of the earth’s atmosphere as part of a promotion by Samsung Europe. The idea behind such a motive was the promotion of the new model, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G as the device has the potential to function while withstanding the rigors of atmospheric travel.
‘With over 200 hours at 65,000 feet above the earth, the S10 5G will showcase the strength of Samsung’s innovations and how it continues to design products that make what was previously impossible, possible,’ the company said on its website announcing the SpaceSelfie event.
The idea behind SpaceSelfie sees Samsung customers submit their selfies to the Mission Control website to have their image snapped in space.
It uses two Galaxy S10 5G smartphones, one of which has been lifted 65,000 feet above the earth in a giant helium balloon able to withstand temperatures of up to -85°F.