# How much do on-demand, artificial meteor showers cost these days?

On-demand, artificial meteor showers are discussed in

Are these now officially a thing? If so, how much do they cost? Are they happening regularly, or at least occasionally? Has the "box full of 1cm balls released into LEO" been emptied yet? Is it at least half-empty or half-full depending on your perspective?

They are not yet a thing, but are still being worked on. The system will launch on the Electron rocket. The cost isn't known, but it will be launched on an Electron rocket, costing \$6 million, and likely at least the same for the spacecraft. Let's just call it \$20 million total. One big question is how many shows can it generate per satellite. Let's go with 4 showers/ kg, and 20 kg of material for each mission. That gives 80/ launch as possible, so at least \\$125,000/ shower. Each shower may only include a few particles, as few as 20.