SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit — including one with an inbuilt ‘sun visor’ to make the constellation less visible from Earth
Total number of Starlink satellites now in orbit has now reached 482
SpaceX has permission from the FCC to create a constellation of 12,000 craft
System is designed to beam down cheap and easy to access internet to all
VisorSat is latest experiment to reduce Starlink’s brightness and make the constellation less visible from Earth
12,000 seems lke one heck of a lot of satellites. What’s to stop there being `120,000 or 1,200,000? No wonder astronomers are complaining:
Starlink received criticism from astronomers for tainting the natural view of the night sky as the satellites are highly reflective.
We could end up with the stars having vanished into a glowing sky.
1980s Donald Trump interview:
He was being asked even back then if he was going to run for President.
Only America seems to produce these larger-than-life personalities.
I’ve never really understood why so many Americans love him, and why so many hate him. Personally it’s not so much that I like Donald Trump so much that I simply can’t stand Hillary Clinton. And I can’t stand Hillary Clinton for the same reason I can’t stand Michael Bloomberg and many others: they introduce smoking bans.
For many people tobacco is simply a carcinogenic poison, but for me it’s a symbol of freedom: the freedom of people to do what they like. And the War on Tobacco is a war on freedom by people who hate freedom. Any ban on anything brings a reduction in freedom. And the political Left hates freedom, because it wants a planned society, and a planned society is one devoid of freedom.
The political divide across the world is the same everywhere: it’s one between the lovers of freedom and the advocates of planned, regulated constraint. It’s a spectrum on which the Left occupies one end, and the Right the other, and each becomes more or less extreme in tandem with the other, sometimes overlapping. The Cold War was a rivalry between the planned, regulated Soviet Union and the (relatively) unplanned and unregulated USA. And the rivalry continues, even if Left and Right have become indistinguishable from each other.