SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade

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SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade

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"SpaceX plans to debut a new sunshade structure on its future Starlink satellites"

from:

https://astronomynow.com/2020/05/05/spa ... ink-launch
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Musk said the company is taking steps to reduce the brightness of its satellites. The satellites should become much less visible as the orbital altitude increases as the position of the solar panels changes, he said. In addition, the businessman added that starting from the ninth launch, all Starlink satellites will receive "sun umbrellas."
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Re: SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade

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Light scattered from orbiting satellites already exceeds light pollution targets set 40 years ago:

https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/s ... ight-skies

See also SPA ENB 538
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