Skynet --- ooopps sorry read -- Starlink satelites launched today.


Abarbarian

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SpaceX launches first phase of $10bn planet-wide broadband rollout

More than an hour later some 270 miles above Earth, the cluster of satellites – part of a system called Starlink – pushed off from the rocket that carried it to orbit. The individual satellites slowly began to drift toward their singular journeys above the planet. If successful the devices could be turned on sometime tomorrow.


I wonder if Arnie got an invite to the launch :lol:



 
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It really does look astonishing from the ground! I'd like to see it myself. There has been a lot of controversy about it among the astronomical community - in short, there's a lot of concern that this huge influx of satellites will make ground based observation far more difficult. However there are huge benefits from this kind of system, so there may be more focus on space telescopes if the conditions become too difficult from Earth.
 

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