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South_Barnacle_9760 t1_jaxr3cx wrote

can it be surmised that these 100,000+ satellites will contribute to eliminating dark skies everywhere? that’s a scary thought.

edit: i was unaware this was one of those divisive hot topics. excuse my naïveté.


elegance78 t1_jaxsun0 wrote

That's the beauty of China putting up their constellation - they won't give a flying fuck about your pearl clutching.


simcoder t1_jaxtra0 wrote

And that's a good thing?


elegance78 t1_jaxuisb wrote

Yes. Puts the incessant whining about SpaceX into perspective.


simcoder t1_jaxv6co wrote

What if China follows through and launches a bunch of Starlink shadow kill bots up there because they can? Is SpaceX allowed to whine?


South_Barnacle_9760 t1_jaxv7ut wrote

weird to assume i’m whining about space x when i’m simply concerned about protecting dark skies but go on.


Pigs_in_the_Porridge t1_jaxuk4x wrote

So many Elon lickers on reddit. It's disgusting.


ForceUser128 t1_jaxvura wrote

Ironically enough, starlink is doing the most out of any satalite company to minimise and eventually eliminate their impact of naked eye, amature, and ground based observatory astronomy.

Stating facts is not being an Elon licker buuuut somehow I dont think that makes a difference to you :D


Pigs_in_the_Porridge t1_jay4qe6 wrote

Starlink caused the problem. They should absolutely pay to fix it. Starlink will also deposit tons of aluminum and other metals in the atmosphere, which I'm sure will be awesome for the biosphere.


how_tall_is_imhotep t1_jayq0rq wrote

> Starlink will also deposit tons of aluminum and other metals in the atmosphere

This is a perfect example of a complete failure of perspective. About 1 million kg of meteors burn up around the world every day. So what made you conclude that Starlink satellites burning up would cause a significant increase in the amount of metals in the atmosphere? Nothing at all. You're willing to say anything as long as it's anti-Elon.


ForceUser128 t1_jaz8qps wrote

The majority of aluminum being deposited is from solid rocket boosters that they do not use. The few tons that might end up from sats burning up is not the same dangerous kind that's released by SRBs and millions of tons, vs a few tons, gets released daily (again not the SRB kind) by asteroids.

This is a good example of haters twisting the truth, desperately looking for absolitely any crumbs of reason to hate while ignoring the good that is done, like supporting the civilians in Ukraine that lost access to basic communiction (not internet, just basic telephone) that you entitled rich brats takes for granted.

Hate filled and entitled af. I dont hate people like you, I just feel sadness and pity.


tanrgith t1_jay03ea wrote

Says the person who started whining about "Elon shills" when the thread had like 5 comments


PEVEI t1_jay03tx wrote

It's really just a few, but they have a lot of bots.


TbonerT t1_jb21siu wrote

No. SpaceX goes to great lengths to minimize visibility of its satellites. I’ve tried several times to spot one and have l not succeeded in the last couple of years.