Astronomers ask the UN committee to protect the night sky from megaconstellations

At first, they presented a new type of celestial spectacle. But Space’s Starlink internet satellites, which travel across the sky in neat formations after each batch of mega-constellation spacecraft are launched, have long annoyed astronomers.

According to Thomas Schildknecht, Deputy Director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Berne, Switzerland, who currently represents Switzerland, IAU decided to refer the matter to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS). MAC. The Organization of Astronomers Asks UN COPUOS to Protect the Darkness of the Sky for Future Advances in Astronomy.

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