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Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites #5339399 02/02/20 06:25 PM
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Whenever I walk the dogs and the night is clear, I look up at the sky. Astronomy, planes etc. It interests me.

I saw one satellite moving pretty fast. Then another and another. I stopped counting at 10, but figured dozens went by in a few minutes.

Google told me what they were. Had no idea they existed.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.space.com/amp/see-spacex-starlink-satellites-in-night-sky.html


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Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: dlundblad] #5339457 02/02/20 07:25 PM
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Seems a bit nuts to have to pollute the night sky to have reasonable competition in internet service. We can't do this with terrestrial tech?

Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: eljefino] #5339538 02/02/20 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
Seems a bit nuts to have to pollute the night sky to have reasonable competition in internet service. We can't do this with terrestrial tech?


If we could have, we definitely would but there's too much variables from temperature/humidity to physical blocks like mountains and buildings

Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: eljefino] #5339540 02/02/20 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
Seems a bit nuts to have to pollute the night sky to have reasonable competition in internet service. We can't do this with terrestrial tech?

Terrestrial tech would need line of sight, and so many more towers. Pick your poison.


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Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: Danno] #5339616 02/02/20 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Danno
Originally Posted by eljefino
Seems a bit nuts to have to pollute the night sky to have reasonable competition in internet service. We can't do this with terrestrial tech?

Terrestrial tech would need line of sight, and so many more towers. Pick your poison.


It's a very bad poison with those in the sky. Will really affect astronomy. Eventually there will be 42k of them and that's just one company. There's several others with plans to also put a bunch up there.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/starts...ify-with-spacexs-latest-starlink-launch/

Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: dlundblad] #5339696 02/03/20 04:21 AM
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I don’t mind either, but yes, satellites are far less noticeable IMO. They just look like little stars anyways.

I’m not sure where they plan on adding their internet service, but I’m guessing places that would otherwise have nothing would now have coverage.


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Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: dlundblad] #5339831 02/03/20 08:43 AM
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Re: Saw the SpaceX Starlink satellites [Re: dlundblad] #5340399 02/03/20 09:48 PM
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Another bad idea from carnival huckster Musk.

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