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How bad are satellite megaconstellations for astronomy?

NASAHow bad are satellite megaconstellations for astronomy?


Over the past few years, our planet has become increasingly encircled by Starlink, OneWeb and other “megaconstellation” satellites.

Yes, the emergence of those megaconstellations offers great benefits for humanity. But in a wait-a-minute pause, there are also substantial costs, including a growing imposition on astronomy. That’s the view of David Koplow, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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