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Elon Musk: here's VisorSat, the plan to reduce the brightness of the satellites Starlink

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Published on Apr 29, 2020

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For some time, the satellites Starlink are at the centre of a controversy linked to the light pollution already after the first launches, many astronomers had complained because the satellites launched in the orbit by the Elon Musk, reflecting the light of the Sun, which disturb the observation of the night sky on the part of scientists and telescopes positioned on the Earth.

A problem, if we consider that currently the Starlink launched in orbit are a little more than 400, while the entire constellation will be nearly 12,000, with the possibility of up to 42.000. The last launch, by the way, was held just last week, and it was successfully recovered the booster.

To remedy the light pollution caused by satellites, which to some extent had already been taken: the last loads of satellites have been treated with an experimental method, called DarkSat, which allowed to reduce a bit the reflectivity of the surfaces. However, it was not enough, and so the CEO of SpaceX announced yesterday have in mind a new plan to mitigate the problem.The top of the range with the best quality/price ratio? Asus ZenFone 6, buy it at the best price from Unieuro to 399 euros. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

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