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Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science


Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is voicing concerns about the risk that SpaceX's Starlink and other planned massive satellite constellations in low Earth orbit pose to astronomy. The group, most famous for its role in "demoting" Pluto from the rank of planet, represents more than 13,000 astronomers worldwide. In its statement, released yesterday (June 3), the IAU pointed out that while there are several megaconstellations under development, no one knows quite what consequences such huge numbers of low Earth orbit satellites could have on astronomy.   More



(Source: Space.com - Jun 5)

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