Many satellites in space, always as to be moved has to. The reason for this is that satellites have other spacecraft and space junk. not crashing. However, Starlink’s satellite network greatly increases the likelihood of these collisions, threatening.
This satellite network owned by SpaceX can be found in the route of space vehicles and other satellites, and it can support both Starlink satellites and space vehicles. can risk. According to the announced data, Elon Musk’s satellites almost every week 1. 600 times makes close contact with satellites.
Starlink may be a threat to other satellites
Hugh Lewis, Head of Astronautical Studies at the University of Southampton, said that these close contacts 1 kilometer. This break for huge spacecraft threateningly low. Lewis also found that, thanks to the information in the Socrates database, there was a lot of ” space junk” and that this garbage may pose a threat to satellites.
space. Talking about Starlink in an interview with com, Lewis said, ” When we look at the data when Starlink was first launched in 2019, The chaos created by Starlink we can understand more easily. According to the Socrates database, Starlink is one of the close contacts to date. half ofresponsible” and brought the confusion created by Starlink in space.
In addition, according to the information in the Socrates database, these satellites of SpaceX every week 500 timesmakes close contact with other satellites. This number is weekly when counted in contacts with its own satellites. 1600
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More dangerous than its competitors
Starlink and OneWeb satellites
According to Lewis’ statement, OneWeb, which rivals SpaceX’s Starlink brand, is currently More than 250 has active satellites, but these satellites are only available every week. 80 times is in close contact with other satellites. When this number is compared with the number of Starlink, the seriousness of the situation becomes apparent.
According to the calculations, if SpaceX 12. 000 satellites, Starlink will ensure that close contacts and dangers in space 90% will cause some of them. In this case, collisions due to Starlink will be inevitable. The modules of a single satellite disintegrating in a gravity-free environment are chained together. can destroy all satellites.
Although SpaceX is for the faithful of its satellites, to autonomous collision avoidance system, there is always the possibility of unforeseen events to happen.