November 17, 2014 – SpaceUnited, a Colorado-based humanitarian space agency, has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The funds raised from this effort will be used to purchase four satellite images for four nonprofit partners.
“We’ve always believed that space technology can and should be used to support humanitarian initiatives, so it’s exciting to invite the general public to join us in this endeavor,” said Adam Brinckerhoff, SpaceUnited’s satellite imagery mission director. “The four projects that we hope to help span needs all over the globe, which is a poignant example of the wide ranging ability of satellite imagery to benefit impoverished communities.”
If the campaign reaches its $2000 goal, it will support the rainforest protection, landmine removal, food security, and rights monitoring efforts of Digital Democracy, Mine Kafon, PCI, and Amnesty International, respectively.
“It’s pretty incredible what SpaceUnited has been able to accomplish through the use of space technologies,” said Troy Dunn, SpaceUnited President. “We’re saving lives around the planet by supporting the work of other charities — it’s exciting stuff.”
SpaceUnited raised $1,871 during its first satellite imagery campaign in September 2013. These funds were used to purchase images for genocide prevention, water distribution, refugee aid, and agriculture improvement by The Sentinel Project, Lightbridge International, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and KickStart International, respectively.
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