Satellites Mask caused alarm among astronomers: what is the reason

Спутники Маска вызвали тревогу у астрономов: в чем причина

Dozens of satellites system, Starlink, which recently launched the company Elon musk SpaceX, may threaten the research astronomers. They are designed for distribution of high speed Internet.

According to Science Alert, after the satellites will rise into orbit, they cannot be seen by the naked eye. However, they can hinder ground-based astronomical observation.

What is the threat. According to astronomer Alan Duffy from Swinburne University in Australia, the satellites that are in orbit now, in the way scientists conduct observations, but they have developed ways to mask them.

Now revolve around the Earth, 5162 object. The launch of the Starlink system, which consists of thousands of satellites 12, substantially interfere with the observation.

“The full constellation of satellites Starlink will likely mean the end of earth observations by microwave telescopes that can scan the sky in search of the weak radiobeta,” explained Duffy.

Another problem is space junk. Satellites SapceX is 40% more than were launched in the last 60 years.

What about the satellites? May 23 was held the first of many scheduled runs Starlink – a private spacecraft SpaceX. These satellites will provide Internet connection in the entire globe with solar energy. The company wants to launch into space thousands of satellites.

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