magictr | November 11, 2018 | News |
The Earth's orbit is full of remains.
Given the tough situation with the presence of large amounts of Earth-orbit residues, SpaceKs has made its draft SpaceKs Starlink some adjustment.
In the Earth's orbit Earth fills the rest of the wreckage of the collapsed satellites to the tools lost during the spacecraft. Now NASA is monitoring more than half a million waste items, most of which are moving fast enough and can cause serious damage to space ships. More than 200 thousand of them are larger than softball.
The Starlink SpaceKs project – launching around 12,000 communication satellites to launch a global Internet can aggravate this problem.
However, according to Verge, SpaceKs may already be the solution to this: to host more than a thousand Starlink satellites at a height less than originally planned (1110 kilometers). The company is convinced of the benefits of this solution.
First, the satellites would be out of reach of most existing space debris. Secondly, with 550 kilometers, satellites will be much easier to return to Earth after the end of their work, and, according to NASA, this will happen approximately every five years. At this height, the Earth's atmosphere will automatically free itself from the SpaceKs garbage, slowly moving the orbit of the satellite.
For the space industry, it's good for SpaceKs to think in advance about the effects of additional damage to orbit. Sending satellites into orbit just because some old Kosovo remains have been ruined, will not be good, especially if you are working at the International Space Station.
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