Samsung’s satellite crashes

A Samsung satellite has crash-landed into a Michigan region, just one week into its mission to send individual’s selfies to space.

Nancy Welke revealed the four-legged object in her field in Merrill, Michigan, on Saturday morning as she was arranging to let her horses out.

“You never know what’s going to occur,” she stated in a video posted to Facebook.

“The baby fell out of the sky and reached in our yard. It’s never uninteresting on the Welke farm. Thank god there are no horses out or it didn’t hit the family.”

Amongst the wreckage Ms Welke found two large cameras and a Samsung smartphone, all of which were still whole and “whirring”. 

The gadgets shaped part of the South Korean technology giant’s SpaceSelfie campaign, which released on 16 October with the hope of proposing to people “the chance to get their face in space”.

It was meant to last until 31 October as a showcase of the firm’s 5G competences, while also demonstrating the flexibility of the new Galaxy S10 5G smartphone. 

“We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is likely and with SpaceSeflie, we will show that amazing things continue to occur using Samsung technology – even from the brink of space,” Benjamin Braun, chief marketing officer (CMO) of Samsung Europe, stated ahead of the launch.

A high-altitude balloon was used to lift a box comprising the phone to a height of up to 65,000 feet, though it is not clear yet whether the payload touched this height before crashing to Earth. Samsung said that the landing was planned but was slightly early.