Starlink is planned to a constellation of 12,000 satellites by the mid 2020s and possibly up to 42,000 at the moment the satellites have a high reflectivity and are concerning to astronomers and radio-astronomers. The The International Astronomical Union and National Radio Astronomy Observatory have both given statements expressing concern.
Also what effect will have have on animals that use stars to navigate?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswith ... f1754e4ccc
SpaceX already seem to be taking a F.U. attidude.
Also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHs7ljhQWPA from about 2:11Already, back in September, the ESA's Aeolus satellite (used for Earth observation) had to make an emergency maneuver to avoid colliding with a SpaceX Starlink satellite, despite the fact that it was SpaceX's responsibility to move.
Although SpaceX and Musk have issued statements claiming that:
the satellites will have minimum impact on astronomy,
SpaceX will work on reducing the albedo of these satellites,
and Starlink will provide on-demand orientation adjustments for astronomical experiments,
all of these statements are not yet true as of November 20, 2019.
We may the last people to see the night sky as it should be for a long time.spaceweather.com wrote:Earth grazed a filament of comet dust, prompting a flurry of meteors from Monoceros the Unicorn. In La Palma on the Canary islands, a Global Meteor Network camera captured the display--and something more. Starlink photobombed the meteor shower