‘Lawsuits continue to be filed against The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for NOT protecting the public from the telecom industry (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Included in the not-protecting is approving tens of thousands of satellites despite catastrophic warnings from astronomers and other experts (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
A paper published last month even suggests they may have broken environmental law when they approved SpaceX’s Starlink Mega Constellation (approximately 42,000 spacecraft!) and that they could be sued for this as well. (Fingers crossed!) SpaceX offered a solution – make future satellites dark. Astronomers said that this could actually create more and worse problems. Regardless, SpaceX blasted more of them into space today anyway.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After the fog cleared over Cape Canaveral Monday a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying another batch of SpaceX satellites as part of the company’s goal to create a space-based internet.
The rocket launched at 10:05 a.m. minutes after the fog appeared to part ways revealing a mostly clear blue sky. Sixty Starlink satellites were jam-packed inside the rocket’s nose cone, bringing SpaceX’s total in space to 300.
Unlike the previous four batches of Starlink satellites, which were deployed into a circular orbit in low-Earth orbit, the spacecraft launched Monday were deployed into an elliptical, or oval orbit.
SpaceX confirmed all satellites were successfully deployed in orbit about 15 minutes after launch.’