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Elon Musk's Starlink satellites are already giving astronomers a headache

Astronomers at a Chilean observatory were roughly interrupted earlier this week when a SpaceX satellite train consisting of 60 Starlink satellites floated above their heads, which scientists seem to have accepted as a new normality. The Starlink-Smallsat train launched into orbit on November 11 crossed the Interamerican Observatory of Cerro Tololo in Chile astronomer Clarae for five minutes Martínez-Vázquez. "Wow …

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Starlink satellites pose problems for astronomers

Watching satellites from the ground is a popular pastime among amateur astronomers. Typically, the ISS and Iridium satellites were widely used because their orbits and design make them appear sufficiently bright in the sky. More recently SpaceX's mass launches of Starlink satellites have attracted attention for the wrong reasons . A photograph of the Cerro Telolo Observatory shows the many …

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This is how Elon Musk can fix the damage his Starlink satellites cause for astronomy

<div _ngcontent-c17 = "" innerhtml = " On November 18, 2019, about 19 Starlink satellites passed the Cerro Tololo Inter-American … [+] Observatory, which disturbed astronomical observations and disabled Science is practiced in a real, measurable way. CLARAE MARTÍNEZ-VÁZQUEZ / CTIO In all sectors of the economy or industry, it has always been the rule that you are when there …

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Chinese missile Kuaizhou-1A launches two more satellites in orbit

China has successfully launched two more satellites into orbit on Sunday (November 17), just days after an epic launch with twin rockets from various launch sites ExPace (a China Aerospace Science company and Industry Corporation) launched the multimedia satellites KL-aA and KL-aB – collectively known as KL-Alpha – at 5:00 am EST (1000 GMT or 6:00 pm local time in …

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Elon Musk's WiFi satellites block astronomers' view of the sky

Astronomers fear that a small swarm of satellites, launched by Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX last week, will ruin the space observations of distant stars and galaxies. And they inform people about it. On November 11, SpaceX launched 60 "Starlink" satellites in a near-Earth orbit and increased the overall constellation to 122 – already one of the largest satellite networks …

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Why SpaceX wants to put 25,000 satellites into orbit is bad news for astronomers

It is a truism that the commercialization of science is often detrimental. The Internet, once a commercial-free academic and intellectual space, has been turned into a digital billboard. Similarly, the commercialization of radio waves has made terrestrial radio astronomy more difficult due to interference from WLAN, AM / FM and TV signals. Now, as the capitalists prepare for the commercialization …

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While SpaceX launches dozens of satellites simultaneously, some fear an orbital traffic jam: NPR

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Monday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with 60 Starlink satellites. The Starlink constellation will eventually consist of thousands of satellites designed to provide a worldwide high-speed Internet service. Just Photo over Getty Images Hide Caption Toggle Caption Just Photo on Getty Images A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Monday from Florida's Cape …

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SpaceX launches 60 more Internet satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites launched at 9:56 am CET from Florida's Canaveral Air Force Station. About an hour later, the company confirmed the orbiting satellites. SpaceX's Internet constellation, called Starlink. There are hundreds of satellites working together to provide seamless ground-based Internet connections. The 60 satellites launched on Monday will join the dozens in May, which were …

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SpaceX launch: SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink Internet satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a thrice-flown first stage and previously used bowtie disguise launched into orbit on a Veterans Day flight Monday to launch 60 Starlink Internet relay satellites. It was the second game in a planned constellation of thousands to offer broadband services around the world. With the rising sun as background – and mercury creeping over …

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