Musk says SpaceX “captures” brightness from satellites

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SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said the company is “capturing” the brightness of its company’s satellites.

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Star observers around the world, including many Britons, have witnessed unusual constellations. It is similar to consisting of a spaceship in low Earth orbit.

SpaceX launches large shipments of satellites as part of its Starlink project to improve global Internet coverage.

The most recent launch took place on Wednesday.

Answering a question about the brightness of Starlink satellites on Twitter, Mr. Musk said that this was due to the angle of inclination of the satellite solar panels, and the company is “fixing it now.”

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Many of the currently visible satellites were sent in March. But their current orbital position has made it easier to view them over the past few days.

These satellites are also particularly bright due to their size and proximity to Earth. Larger satellites usually go into higher orbit. Low-orbit satellites are usually smaller.

Starlink satellites also have wide flat panels that reflect light.

SpaceX is working on a “canopy” that will reduce the reflection of satellites sent in future launches.

According to astronomers, the visibility of satellites is now a smaller problem for them than it will be, since the constellation is growing and starting to function.

Spaceships are currently in parked orbit. But over the next few months, the ship will use onboard engines to move a little further from the Earth and turn its solar panels in the direction of the Sun. This will make them less visible to the naked eye, but may mean that they cause light pollution for astronomers trying to photograph more distant corners of space.

“Astronomer cameras are designed to record very weak things, and bright light can ruin the data,” explained Dr. Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, a research center at Harvard University.

“I welcome the fact that [SpaceX] was really trying to find ways to make them less vibrant,” he said.

But Dr. MacDowell added that there is another problem with the launch of such a large number of new low-orbit satellites – increased traffic.

A growing number of low-orbit ships increases the likelihood of collisions between objects that could damage cars or send materials back to earth.

SpaceX’s launch continued despite the blocking of Covid-19 in the United States, where SpaceX is based.

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