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

96percentchimp

Re: Debunked?

If you're going from c. 200 satellites in LEO to 10,000+ when all the constellations are up, then you're getting 2 orders of magnitude more satellites.

You'd be wrong to expect them to orbit in the equatorial plane. This is only true of GEO satellites in very high orbits. LEO constellations like Starlink effectively create a net around the Earth so that they can maintain both continuous coverage of the surface with multiple satellites and inter-satellite line of sight communication.

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