SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30,000 more Starlink global internet satellites

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by dealmaker, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker

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  2. One has to wonder how long it will be before space junk starts causing serious trouble for working satelites.
     
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  3. Here4money

    Here4money

    I believe these are in low earth orbit meaning it wouldn't impact those on GEO and the crap wouldn't linger up there too long....eventually crashing to earth. In effect they have a service life that brings them down to earth once their propellant runs out
     
  4. That does sound more practical, thanks for clarifying!
     
  5. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    So the oceans aren't full of garbage enough, let's do that to space too. Thanks Elon...
     
  6. We already have plenty of space garbage, sadly.