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Elon Musk's company SpaceX is reportedly planning to send a satellite into space that can display billboard ads from the cosmos.

It is said to be teaming up with Canadian tech startup Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) on its CubeSat project, which would have a massive screen on one side where people can bid to have their logos and advertisements displayed.

The project could even be launched as soon as early 2022, according to reports, with companies able to purchase advertising space in Elon Musk's favourite cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Advertisers will then be able to claim, locate and design a pixel on the display screen.

Samuel Reid, CEO and co-founder of GEC told Insider: "There might be companies which want to depict their logo… or it might end up being a bit more personal and artistic.

"Maybe Coca-Cola and Pepsi will fight over their logo and reclaim over each other."

Once in orbit, a selfie stick attached to the side of the CubeSat will film the display screen. This footage will be live-streamed on YouTube or Twitch so anyone can tune in to watch the satellite's screen, Mr Reid said.

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He added: "I’m trying to achieve something that can democratize access to space and allow for decentralized participation.

"Hopefully, people don’t waste money on something inappropriate, insulting, or offensive."

Mr Reid said that GEC had been trying to get the attention of Musk and his aeronautics company since 2018.

But, it wasn’t until Mr Reid taught a few of Musk’s kids at the Ad Astra school that the company heard his proposal, according to Insider.

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He did add, however, that he is yet to meet Mr Musk in the flesh but assumes he'll talk to him directly at some point during the project.

Last week, SpaceX unveiled a new prototype of Starship, that has broken the record for the world's tallest ever rocket ahead of its planned orbital test flight this year.

Engineers carefully placed the prototype atop its huge booster in a 'stacking test' for the first time today.

The booster and rocket stand at a whopping 395 feet tall (120 m), taller than NASA's massive Saturn V moon rocket, which was 363 feet tall (110 m).

"Dream come true," Musk wrote on Twitter of the stacked Starship.

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