SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites Cause 1,600 Near-Crashes in Orbit Every Week

SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites Cause 1,600 Near-Crashes in Orbit Every Week

Posted By: AndiV
Date: Monday, 17-Jan-2022 15:29:30
http://www.rumormill.news/191271

Starlink, Elon Musk’s still-growing constellation made up of thousands of SpaceX satellites whizzing around the planet, is turning out to be something of a space menace. Especially to other satellite operators. The satellites are responsible for half of the near-misses in orbit, according to research by Hugh Lewis, head of the University of Southampton’s Astronautics Research Group. Near misses happen when two spacecraft or satellites pass within 0.6 miles of one another. Lewis told Live Science that a near miss involving a Starlink satellite happens 1,600 times per week — a number that Lewis expects to grow as SpaceX continues to saturate the night sky. https://futurism.com/the-byte/spacex-starlink-satellites-crashes-orbit Outdoor Cats Are Using $500 Starlink Satellite Dishes as Self-Heating Beds https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/outdoor-cats-are-using-500-starlink-satellite-dishes-as-self-heating-beds-180979401/ The devices—developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX—have a warming feature to prevent snow built up from disrupting the signal

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