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Satellite Constellations Could Harm the Environment, New Watchdog Report Says


Satellite Constellations Could Harm the Environment, New Watchdog Report Says Do people have a right to an unobstructed view of the heavens? For most of human history, such a question would have been considered nonsensical—but with the recent rise of satellite mega constellations, it’s now being asked again and again. Mega constellations are vast groups of spacecraft, numbering in the thousands, that could spark a multitrillion-dollar orbital industry and transform global connectivity and commerce. But the rise of mega constellations also threatens to clutter the night sky, cripple the work of some astronomers and create space debris that harms people on Earth and in space alike.   More



(Source: Scientific American - Nov 25)

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