Elon Musk has decided to dispel the doubts of the scientific community about the Internet service Starlink.
Aerospace company SpaceX Elon musk launched only a small part of the future of satellites for global Internet service Starlink, and have raised questions about what the spacecraft will be a hindrance to astronomers watching the stars from the Earth, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference on 3dnews.
Last week was published a few videos showing how bright may be a “swarm” of 60 satellites in the night sky. It was feared that the brightness will be more significant than originally anticipated.
We will remind that in the end, the system of global communication Starlink will consist of about 12 thousand satellites. Some researchers predict that in the night sky you will see about 500 satellites.
The astronomer astrophysicist Harvard-Smithsonian center for astrophysics, Jonathan McDowell (Jonathan McDowell) and other researchers have noted that Internet satellites are bright enough to create “problems” for astronomy, and grouping of such a large number of satellites can complicate the observation of scientists for the night sky.
Implementation of the project Starlink at least triple the number of satellites in orbit, which will make operators of telescopes to consider these objects.
The system of satellites for global Internet caused concern among astronomers
Elon Musk has decided to dispel the doubts of the scientific community about the Internet service Starlink. “In orbit is already 4900 satellites which people pay attention to ~ 0 % of the time, — he wrote on Twitter. — Starlink no one will see, if not carefully watch, and he will have ~ 0% impact on the achievements in astronomy. In any case, we need to move the telescope into orbit”.