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Old 20th Dec 2019, 08:35
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That will do wonders for the thermal properties of the satellite
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-camouf...d-cameras.html
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First we filled the earth's oceans with plastic rubbish, now we're going to fill the earth's orbits with satellite debris.
Why do humans want to destroy the planet that gave them life?
Bügger it, I'll be voting Green next
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Thermal engineers will love that!

Gives me an idea for car number plates though
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 22:31
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Apple exploring satellite constellation development

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...less-carriers/
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The International Astronomical Union expressed concern about these satellite constellations back in June 2019:

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50870117

Stargazers will be watching the skies to see if a compromise can be found.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 19:56
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Next 60 satellites launch around 0220Z, about 5 hours away......

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If I hadn't seen them, I'd have not believed it.

Satellites . . . one hopes. West to East. <52N Straight line. Last one offset to the North. Dozens of them. Arms wide, about 20. 04.35 - 40ish. Mar 23 2021

What are they doing?




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It'll be the one of the latest strings of Starlink satellites...

More info...
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 11:47
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One of Mr Musk's Starlink trains I would guess

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They're the control units that make the 5G connection to all the microchips you've had injected into your body. You'll soon be controlled completely by ...well I'm a little unsure of that point
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 13:05
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Didn't Russia deploy a load of them very recently?
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If your name is Dave, they'll be taking a particular interest in what you are doing.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 15:27
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
Satellites . . . one hopes. West to East. <52N Straight line. Last one offset to the North. Dozens of them. Arms wide, about 20. 04.35 - 40ish. Mar 23 2021

What are they doing?
As others have suggested---Starlink. This website will show you what you can see each night in your location:

See a Satellite Tonight
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 03:12
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Thanks. I described them as a string of diamonds. So perfectly straight, given there's so much that can perturb early orbits. 60 sounds right. I must have gone out near the beginning. I dashed in for the phone, but not enough light for that tiny lens.

Clearly, cleaning local space is going to be big business in the future.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:18
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Another good site showing what's overhead now... (and might be visible at night)...

https://www.heavens-above.com/skyvie...ul=en#/livesky

Heavens Above

I see from Gordy's site that the Starlink chain should visible across the SW of the UK at 4.21am tomoroow - routing NW/SE. Though it may be cloudy where I am...
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 11:45
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Another good site showing what's overhead now... (and might be visible at night)...

https://www.heavens-above.com/skyvie...ul=en#/livesky

Heavens Above

I see from Gordy's site that the Starlink chain should visible across the SW of the UK at 4.21am tomoroow - routing NW/SE. Though it may be cloudy where I am...

The BBC are predicting clear skies for me at 4:20 am and my Bedroom window faces WSW so it couldn't be much easier.... I just need to set an alarm and then remember what it was for in time to go to the window.
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Shhh! It’ll upset the astronomers among us.

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 14:48
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
Satellites . . . one hopes. West to East. <52N Straight line. Last one offset to the North. Dozens of them. Arms wide, about 20. 04.35 - 40ish. Mar 23 2021

What are they doing?
They've been sighted over Horsell Common too so it's probably the Martians doing a recce to retaliate against the recent US Invasion of Mars in a repeat of their own 1898 invasion as chronicled by Mr Herbert G Wells of Maybury, Woking.
That invasion failed due to germ warfare so if they do land, the same thing will probably happen again due to Covid 19.
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Originally Posted by Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! View Post
They're the control units that make the 5G connection to all the microchips you've had injected into your body. You'll soon be controlled completely by ...well I'm a little unsure of that point
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