Starlink will not hinder astronomical observation


Elon Musk reassured space scientists of the constellation of the giant Starlink satellites, which some researchers say may lead to obstruction of vision and observation in the sky.
The Starlink project is expected to contribute to providing the Internet to users from space. And put about 300 satellites in orbit, to increase this number to 42 thousand satellites.
The launch of 60 satellites last May caused panic among space scientists, especially after it formed a network of 60 bright spots that caused visual pollution that hindered the view of the sky from the telescopes.
“I am convinced that we will not cause any harm to astronomical discoveries,” the SpiceX founder said during a press conference in Washington. This is what I expect, and we will take corrective measures, even if there is a slight impact. ”
He said: The problem was not noticed only when the satellites were on their way to orbit, and disappeared as the satellites reached their final position.
Despite this, Musk said: His company is working with the scientific community to reduce the brightness of the moons by painting some parts with black, instead of white.
In addition, the constellation is expected to be in service of the northern United States and Canada this year, with coverage covering the entire world in 2021.
Elon Musk did not give much details about the future price of this service, but it will be fast enough to watch movies in HD and play video games without waiting times.
The service targets the niche market for users who live in isolated areas, which will not pose a threat to traditional telecom companies, according to Elon Musk.
Musk hopes to achieve profits ranging between 3 and 5% in the Internet market, a share of about 30 billion dollars a year.


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