Astronomers complain about satellites

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(ORDO NEWS) — An international team of scientists said orbiting satellites interfere with space observations.

Scientists noted that at the moment they can relatively calmly engage in observations, but satellites sometimes interfere with research.

According to experts, satellites passing through the field of view of telescopes can create bright bands in the images, which makes satellite images useless from a scientific point of view.

“The number of satellites and space debris will only increase in the future,” the authors of the material complained.

Satellites also interfere with the operation of radio telescopes, as they create interference that is invisible to the eye, but sensitive to precision equipment.

According to astronomers, the problem can be solved by creating special zones in which satellite activity will be limited.

According to the authors of the study, due to the growing demand for next-generation communications, the number of satellites such as Starlink will increase.

Scientists noted that by 2030 the number of satellites and other similar objects in Earth‘s orbit will range from 60 to 100 thousand units.

In early February, Dutch meteorologists said Starlink equipment was interfering with their weather forecasts.

According to scientists, the problem is not in the satellites themselves, but in the ground equipment that creates interference.


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