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

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Whoosh!

"They need power enough in the downlinks to talk to cellphones with an antenna the size of your thumb that may be inside a building."

I wonder if I should be investing in tinfoil futures about now?

I could imagine it's possible for a satellite to broadcast down to a mobile phone on earth, but how is the phone going to talk to the satellite? Battery life measured in minutes?

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