Starlink, SpaceX, And What To Grab When There's No Land Left
SpaceX's Starlink project may or may not be a bad thing, but it definitely resembles very closely the megalomaniacal plan of the bad guy in Kingsman: The Secret Service, which doesn't bode well. It is also polluting our sky with light, ruining astronomical observations, and barging other satellites out of its way. I suppose it's also delivering internet connectivity, maybe, at some point in the future, and probably money for Elon Musk and his investors. But mainly, it's delivering frowns for people who like the sky.
He isn't the first to try this, and won't be the last, but he's definitely the most ambitious and brazen, and the only one with his own pet space program to help him on his way. Today we're discussing Starlink, because it's appeared in the sky over the United Kingdom, and because the time to discuss it is before it becomes a de facto presence in all of our lives, and our skies, and not after.