Air pollution from re-entry of satellites of the megaconstellation could cause ozone hole 2.0

Chemicals emitted into the atmosphere from burning satellites that are not working could damage Earth’s protective ozone layer if megaconstellations are planned to be built from tens of thousands of satellites such as SpaceX. Starlink“Proceed as expected,” the scientists warn.

Researchers also warn that poorly understood atmospheric processes caused by these chemicals could lead to uncontrolled geoengineering an experiment whose consequences are unknown.

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