NASA Raises Concerns Over Collision Risk Presented by Starlink Satellites Written 11 February 2022


View of the 60 Starlink satellites from a May 2019 launch. |  Credit: Official SpaceX Photos, CC0/Wikimedia Commons

SPACE reports that NASA “raised concerns about SpaceX’s new Starlink satellites, including an increase of the risk of collision in orbit, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).” NASA has “concerns with the potential for a significant increase in the frequency of conjunction events and possible impacts to NASA’s science and human spaceflight missions. ... NASA wants to ensure that the deployment of the Starlink Gen 2 system is conducted prudently, in a manner that supports spaceflight safety and the long-term sustainability of the space environment.”
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