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#1 2019-11-21 05:38:35

louis
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Starlink - astronomers complain !

It never rains but it pours...now Starlink is under attack from astronomers for blocking their view of the stars....says "The Sun"...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10384295/ … iew-stars/

I suspect it's only a temporary thing...but this is a flavour of the attacks that will be launched on Mars colonisation in due course I think.

Last edited by louis (2019-11-21 07:18:42)


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#2 2019-11-21 14:54:34

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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

In my opinion the Sun will say anything that it thinks will sell newspapers. I think it (and other similar papers) make up a headline knocking something, then go out and find some disgruntled expert whose words can be interpreted as supporting the initial thesis. Take all newspaper reports with a pinch of salt!

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#3 2019-11-21 15:25:58

louis
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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

The Sun is associated with Murdoch who is associated with satellite TV...so maybe there is a clash of interests. I guess if you can have internet from the Sky you can have internet TV from the Sky, rather than dedicated satellites carrying a few over-priced subscription channels.


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#4 2019-11-21 17:35:04

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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

The article did show up on more repretable websites with the stated issue for astronomy clutter looking outward from earth and from orbit.
That just means we need to start putting the telescopes further out such as on the moons dark side.

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#5 2019-11-22 03:38:09

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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

He should mollify them by promising to launch a few dozen space telescopes, if they're provided to SpaceX.


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#6 2019-11-22 17:44:25

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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

Part of the problem for Nasa's astronomy telescopes currently is they are building the big flagship cost units that push the edge of technolgy while trying to peer deeper back in time towards the big bank, but was that the start or have we had multiple starts already.

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#7 2019-11-24 11:35:17

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Re: Starlink - astronomers complain !

Some more info on the Starlink visibility issue - plus the scope for more collisions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaKD05FUvo8


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