Elon Musk's Starlink internet satellites could hide killer asteroids, astronomers warn
These are the tracks left in a telescope's field of view by the first batch of SpaceX 'Starlink' internet satellites. Astronomers are warning that getting our broadband from space might come at a cost: dark skies. 🛰️🔭🌌😯 Story: 📷: @GirgisVictoria
@Topher_BB The number and the brightness. Currently we have a few thousand satellites, and many are not naked-eye visible ever; Starlink’s plans are for 42,000.
Engineering question: Is the production of light from LEO satellites an inherent problem or can companies like Starlink create solutions?
Team is go for launch of 60 Starlink sats tomorrow—heaviest payload to date, first re-flight of a fairing, and first Falcon 9 to fly a fourth mission. Watching 1 sat that may not orbit raise; if not, 100% of its components will quickly burn up in Earth’s atmosphere