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One Web might be back in action - satellite trails issue

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#1 Tonk

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:30 PM

The British Government are planning to invest in One Web and bring it out of bankruptcy. The motivation is to get a UK GPS like system as the UK are no longer part of the EU Galileo navigation system. This brings the prospect of even more satellite trails to the fore - on top of those due to StarLink

https://www.bbc.co.u...litics-53192842


Edited by Tonk, 26 June 2020 - 02:17 PM.

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#2 Jim Davis

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:06 PM

Your link didn't work for me, but this does: https://www.bbc.com/...litics-53192842


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#3 Jii

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 10:03 AM

One more: https://www.theguard...-galileo-brexit

 

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The fundamental starting point is, yes, we’ve bought the wrong satellites.



#4 PEterW

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:56 AM

Extra light pollution and misguided GPS?! I hope the same pressure and positive response can be applied to them to minimise the impact. No one has yet shown that there is a business case in them, at least they are designed for demisability, so no long term junk concerns.

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