Sputnik was a flash point. Man’s first artificial satellite.
Although Sputnik did not contain any scientific instruments, scientists could deduce from its drag information about the upper atmosphere and how radio waves propagate through the ionosphere.
The form of the satellite is iconic, one that defined the 1950’s and 60’s and ushered in the space race.
It seemed a fitting form to create in neon. The “legs” are created from Neon Gas filled glass tubes and held together by a 3D printed and laser cut frame.
Year of Creation: 2015
Materials: Neon, 3D Printed Elements, Laser-Cut Acrylic, Wire, Electronics
Dimensions: 4′ x 4′ x 8″