Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites

Millions of stargazers have been witnessing the unusual constellations made up of the low orbit satellites.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronomy spacex elon-musk communications-satellites

OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites

The London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space-exploration communications-satellites

Europe's major telescopes 'can meet satellite challenge'

Europe's flagship telescopes will cope with the effects of thousands of new satellites in the sky.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex communications-satellites

Docking gives telecoms satellite new lease of life

A shepherding spacecraft grabs an ageing telecoms satellite to help extend its mission life.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: telecommunication space-exploration communications-satellites

OneWeb: London start-up set to launch first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm plans near-monthly launches of spacecraft to deliver a broadband internet service.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: broadband space-exploration oneweb communications-satellites

Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex communications-satellites

SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue

Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex communications-satellites

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex aerospace communications-satellites

Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

A mission to launch thousands of satellites is about to begin, but scientists say this could affect astronomy.

By Rebecca Morelle • bbcnews
Dec. 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy spacex oneweb communications-satellites

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