Space tourism from companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin could undo work to repair ozone layer, study finds

By Tim Baker, Published by Sky News, 27 June 2022 Chemicals which damaged the ozone layer were banned in the 1980s by the Montreal Protocol, and since then the protective shield has started to replenish. But the services being touted by Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos could threaten

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Don’t Believe The Hype, The Billionaire Space Race Is Killing Earth

By Will Lockett, Published by Medium, 20 June 2022 Rockets will never be environmentally friendly We know we must be living through a revolutionary time in history when billionaires are the ones pushing the frontiers of space rather than the government. For the most part, these billionaires seem to be

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Western Space Heading ‘for War’, Warns Roscosmos Chief Amid Tensions Over Ukraine Crisis

By Aanchal Nigam, Published by Republic World, 19 June 2022 The space sector of Western nations is heading towards a war, warned Russian State Space Corporation "Roscosmos" Director General Dmitry Rogozin on Saturday. The space sector of Western nations is "heading towards a war", warned Russian State Space Corporation "Roscosmos"

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The Potential for Larger—and Brighter—Starlink Satellites Has Astronomers Worried

By Passant Rabie, Published by Gizmodo, 17 June 2022 SpaceX's next generation of Starlink satellites could pose an even greater threat to astronomical observations. Unobstructed views of space are increasingly at risk as SpaceX builds out its Starlink megaconstellation in low Earth orbit. And with the company’s plans to deploy

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Space Expansion Must Support Sustainability – On Earth and in Space

By Andrea Owe, Published by RUSI, 15 Jun 2022 When expanding into outer space, humanity risks magnifying past mistakes, ones that have triggered a global state of unsustainability. The international community must engage now to ensure strategies for a space era support sustainability on Earth and prepare for a sustainable

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SpaceX to Turn on Laser Communications for Starlink Satellites, Reducing Internet Latency

By Cristian Agatie, Published by autorevolution, 14 June 2022 SpaceX has already launched around 2,000 satellites for its Starlink internet service and is now prepared to take it to the next level. Elon Musk has announced that the company will turn on laser inter-communication between satellites to dramatically reduce latency.

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