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Musk loves his Starlink sat constellation – but astroboffins are less than dazzled by them

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Re: Reflective?

In space, the only way to transfer heat is through radiation (because vacuum means there's no fluid through which to conduct or convect heat). Since incoming sunlight is already radiation, the satellite can only do one of two things: absorb it in or reflect it away. If it isn't reflected away, it gets absorbed in by default.

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