Satellite megaconstellations prompt new warning from astronomy group about impact on science

The more astronomers consider the advent of satellite megaconstellations, the more anxious they get.

Now, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a premier group of astronomers, has spoken out again, voicing scientists’ concerns about how the satellites that make up OneWeb and SpaceX’s Starlink will interfere with observations of the night sky. The statement accompanies the publication of a new page designed for the public about satellite constellations and optical astronomy.

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