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Who Is In Charge Of Satellites Being Launched Into Earth Orbit?

by Anura Guruge


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Do YOU know the answer?

There is NO SINGLE International Body, say the IAU, in charge.

In the case of U.S. companies — or foreign companies planning to do business with the U.S. — the F.C.C. grants a license, but it appears that a few companies have skirted this and have had their satellites launched aboard.

What is the big deal?

Well, this 60-satellite SpaceX (Elon Musk) Starlink might look cool for a few days, BUT do you really want it marring your view of SPACE — at the Universe?

And this is only the start.

The entire SpaceX train, for providing global Internet access, will consist of over a 1,000 satellites!

And other companies, including Amazon, plan to join with thousands of their own.

Soon, and I mean in years, we will have THOUSANDS of small satellites in low Earth orbit. It will get in the way of us being able to enjoy the stars.

First we had Indians littering space. Then the Israelis crashed onto the moon. Now this.

This has to be controlled before we MESS UP SPACE.


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by Anura Guruge


Video Of Unmanned Russian Rocket Carrying 3 Satellites Blowing Up This Morning.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Gather that the Russians have been having a lot of rocket problems of late. Strange, but kind of understandable. Compared to the fortunes spent during the Space Race the Russian space program is now working on a broken shoelace. I am old enough to remember seeing rocket failures like this from the 1960s. This is pretty spectacular.