Astronomers denounce the new super bright satellite BlueWalker 3

Astronomers are growing increasingly concerned about the future of the night sky as new images show shocking trails left by a huge communications satellite against otherwise clear and dark patches of sky.

In September, AST SpaceMobile launched the first Satellite of a new constellation in orbit, paving the way for a system of cell phone towers in space. This prototype, known as BlueWalker 3, carries the largest antenna of any commercial communications satellite to date – and it’s now one of the brightest things in the sky, even eclipsing some of the brightest stars. famous. A committee of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the international governing body of astronomydenounced the launch, warning of the dangers posed by this satellite and its successors.

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