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The new Great Pacific Garbage Patch – space, the final frontier of waste. The problem of junk in lower earth orbit and what we do about it. https://t.co/Wu8ICYV8ne— Vicky Allan (@vicky_allan) June 4, 2021 THE news that a piece of space junk collided with the robotic arm on the International Space Station, is an alarming reminder that...
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Viasat asks FCC to halt @SpaceX Starlink launches while it seeks court ruling – SpaceNews https://t.co/mWw8C7rVd3— SpaceNews (@SpaceNews_Inc) May 25, 2021 by Jason Rainbow — May 25, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. — Satellite operator Viasat is asking the FCC to stop SpaceX from launching more Starlink satellites as it heads to court to compel a thorough environmental review of...
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Sriram Murali Being under a sky full of stars makes you feel tiny, humble, kind and caring. But, thanks to light pollution, most people lack this connection. Millions of kids are robbed of finding their passion for Astronomy. We’ve lost the potential for thousands of great minds. We are losing our identity only increasing the...
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Source: https://spacenews.com/china-is-developing-plans-for-a-13000-satellite-communications-megaconstellation/ by Andrew Jones — April 21, 2021 HELSINKI — China is to oversee the construction and operation of a national satellite internet megaconstellation through coordinating the country’s major space actors.  Recent comments by senior officials indicate that plans are moving ahead to alter earlier constellation plans by space sector state-owned enterprises and possibly make these part...
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Source: Royal Astronomical Society https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/satellites-contribute-significant-light-pollution-night-skies by Robert Massey on Mon, 29/03/2021 Scientists reported new research results today suggesting that artificial objects in orbit around the Earth are brightening night skies on our planet significantly more than previously understood. The research, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, finds that the number of objects orbiting...
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CNN International From satellites launching into orbit to preparing for life on Mars, the sky is no longer the limit for the African space industry. Meet four individuals whose extraordinary work on Earth is propelling this rapidly growing sector, while inspiring future generations of space explorers. https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/03/05/inside-africa-space-race-explore-mars-spc.cnn
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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/12/stars-astronomy-spacex-satellite-elon-musk Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. Stuart Clark, Sat 12 Sep 2020 17.00 BST The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the...
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MIT Technology Review by Neel V. Patel September 2, 2020 Starlink streaks visible mar this image of the night sky taken by the DeCam DELVE Survey.CTIO/NOIRLAB/NSF/AURA/DECAM DELVE SURVEY The astronomy community is on edge. The growing number of satellites streaming through low Earth orbit is making it almost impossible to get a clear view of the...
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A short video seeks to stem the rising tide of light pollution, which is robbing Earth of its dark night skies. Light pollution doesn’t just make it more difficult for professional and backyard astronomers to observe the heavens, according to the 6.5-minute film, which is called “Losing the Dark.” The loss of darkness also disrupts...
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