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Il est écœurant que la compagnie commerciale SpaceX ait eu le feu vert de la FCC aux USA pour lancer un réseau de satellites en orbite basse, 60 au moment de la rédaction, atteignant 12 000 au fil du temps.
Ces satellites ruineront à jamais la vue des cieux pour toute la planète.
Traité de l'espace
As the USA is party to the Outer Space Treaty it has a responsibility for it's space activities.
excerpt from Outer Space Treaty:
As a result of discussions arising from Project West Ford in 1963, a consultation clause was included in Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty: "A State Party to the Treaty which has reason to believe that an activity or experiment planned by another State Party in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, would cause potentially harmful interference with activities in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, may request consultation concerning the activity or experiment."
A link to Project West Ford: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet_West_Ford
Visual astronomers, astrophotographers & radio astronomers are all directly affected by this.
As an amateur astrophotographer myself, I am disgusted that there was no apparent consultation process with everyone who would be affected, there is a clause in place & it needs to be enacted before the entire constellation is launched.
Yes, the non space enthusiast will probably be in awe of the sight of a few bright shiny objects passing through their night sky but that will almost certainly be short lived and it will in no means interfere with their everyday life, job or hobby/interest as it will for the staunch enthusiast, astronomer, astrophotographer or radio astronomer.
(petition image is a screen grab from YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr4TLKPwUNE)