Satellites Make up to 80,000 Flashing Glints Per Hour. It's a Big Problem for Astronomers

Telescopes searching for brief flashes like supernovae and asteroids have to contend with a rising number of glints from satellites.…

1 month ago

Starlinks are Easily Detected by Radio Telescopes

Visible and infrared astronomers are concerned about light pollution from satellite megaconstellations, and radio astronomers should be concerned too. A…

2 months ago

China Has Begun Launching its Own Satellite Internet Network

China just launched the first in a series of broadband internet satellites, which could lead to another mega-constellation.

5 months ago

Astronomers Map out the Radio Waves Coming From Large Satellite Constellations

You've heard that satellite constellations like Starlink are a problem for astronomers and their telescopes. Because the satellites are communicating…

5 months ago

Hubble’s Orbit Has Dropped So Far that Starlink Satellites are Photobombing its Images

Astronomy is poised for another leap. In the next several years, major ground-based telescopes will come online, including the Extremely…

9 months ago

Many of the World’s Greatest Observatories Suffer from Some Light Pollution

In a recent study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an international team of researchers examined…

11 months ago

BlueWalker-3 Unfolds, Brightens One-Hundredfold

After months of waiting, we’re getting our first good looks at a fully deployed BlueWalker-3 this coming weekend.

1 year ago

Scientists in Antarctica Have Access to Starlink Now. It’s Available on 7 Continents

SpaceX’s Starlink service is now available in Antarctica, according to a tweet from the National Science Foundation on the morning…

1 year ago

BlueWalker-3 Satellite Launches This Weekend, May Be Bright

A new satellite launching this weekend could be conspicuously bright once it’s unfurled in orbit.

1 year ago

You’ll Soon be Able to Access Starlink Directly With Your Cellphone, From Anywhere in the US, and Eventually the World

The future of satellite communications is almost upon us. SpaceX has signed a deal with T-Mobile to provide the carrier's…

1 year ago