Trevor Paglen Closes Book on Orbital Reflector

May 3rd, 2019

Trevor Paglen has penned a piece on his Orbital Reflector project, which will no longer be tracked in outer space. “If the project’s goal was to provoke a conversation about the politics of space, it has been nothing less than a stellar success,” he says. “And the story of OR has become an embodiment of those politics: the Trump administration’s insistence on building a wall between the United States and Mexico led to the demise of a spacecraft whose purpose was to questions these very kinds of politics.”

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