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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 am 
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Even the serene grandeur of the night sky isn't immune to the long arm of money-mongering. A Russian company called Start Rocket is planning to put "billboards" in Earth-orbit.
The company's Chief Executive, Vlad Sitnikov, said that the aim was to place 200 cubesats in the sky at an altitude of 500 kilometres by 2021. This would be to create huge promotional displays visible from Earth.
Each satellite would have a sun-reflecting sail and would be positioned close together to act as the equivalent of a giant pixellated screen. The display could be switched on and off to display short words or logos.
Sitnikov is hoping to find investors to cover the production costs of the scheme, which are expected to be more than £120m. The company is aiming to charge £150,000 for every eight hours of advertising. Welcome to Dystopia.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 am 
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A picture of comrade Putin would be nice, wouldn't it? :(

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So I was right then in my previous "what's next after the artificial meteorshower?" Advertisements in space!". Regards maf


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 am 
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It should make it easy to see which products to boycott, eg PepsiCo.


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No problems with Advertising.
They will be obliterated by the swarm of Starlink satellites.

And so will astronomy during dusk/dawn periods.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:17 pm 
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Oh dear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUygPqjXEc

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:19 pm 
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I think he plans to put 2100 such things in orbit.
I am sure he will, as he easily has the rockets to do this.

He should, in my opinion, be transported into the Thailand cave system, where he insulted the cave diver, and not allowed to do any more harm.

Looking at the comments, there really is no future for humans on this planet.
We may have a few aboriginals left, but that's it.

Similarly Bezos? plans space cities as per Prof O'Neill, with a million people each.
I think he says there could be trillions of humans living like this.

Megalomaniacs, dictators, ruthless heads of state.
Luckily, I won't be around to see the results.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm 
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More on Starlink in today's Spaceweather.com (26May2019), with a link to a visibility prediction site:

https://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=74001

These objects can be seen from the UK and are reported to be unaided-eye visible.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm 
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The Starlink satellites are being reported flaring at magnitude 0
(spaceweather.com for today May 29)

The IDA response to Starlink is here:
http://www.darksky.org/starlink-response/

More reports and pictures:
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observi ... atellites/

The proposed phalanx of ~7500 satellites in low-earth orbit is likely to be the most problematic for observers.

Rivals are already lining up to launch their own satellite internet systems,
"Amazon recently announced plans to launch a broadband internet constellation of 3,236 satellites called Project Kuiper in the near future. More are in the works including OneWeb and Telesat"

:cry:

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Does Starlink Pose a Space Debris Threat? An Expert Answers:

from S&T

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astrono ... ce-debris/

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The IAU is concerned about this trend. IAU Statement on Satellite Constellations:

https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann19035/

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