This illustration of Starlink, a fleet or constellation of internet-providing satellites designed by SpaceX, shows roughly 4,400 satellites of the project’s first phase deployed in three different orbital “shells”. Photo: University College London

Elon Musk’s fleet of low-orbiting Starlink satellites dot space, leave astronomers upset

  • Astronomers worry about the growing number of communications spacecraft planned to circle the Earth
  • These could interfere with research that depends on delicate visual observations of distant galaxies and nearby asteroids
Topic |   SpaceX

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This illustration of Starlink, a fleet or constellation of internet-providing satellites designed by SpaceX, shows roughly 4,400 satellites of the project’s first phase deployed in three different orbital “shells”. Photo: University College London
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