Astronomers prepare for more crowded skies as SpaceX and OneWeb ramp up launches of internet satellites

The night sky is getting crowded, and astronomers are not yet sure if they’ve found a solution.

Since SpaceX began launching its Starlink internet satellites in May of 2019, astronomers have spoken up about the brightness of the string of spacecraft in the sky and its effect on their data collection. Part of the issue is scale: SpaceX has already sent about 180 satellites to space, with plans for a constellation numbering in the tens of thousands. Read more here.