How to Spot SpaceX's 60 New Star Satellites in the Night Sky

Jan 5, 2020
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SpaceX launched 60 Star satellites into orbit on its most flown Falcon 9 rocket yet, which made a historic fourth launch and landing on Monday (Nov. 11).

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SHOOT DOWN STARLINKS?
If they don't paint them black can we just shoot them down with a laser?
Might be a legal problem for USA citizens as FAA authorised this?
But FAA has no jurisdiction in EU AFAIK yet they are destroying EU skies.
So seems fair that we'd be allowed take pot shots at them when above us?
Thousands of amateurs across EU with cheap powerful lasers could do the trick?
 
Apr 20, 2020
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In light of the Oneweb bankruptcy they need to make it mandatory that there is a de-orbit function (so they de-orbit and burn up) built in so we don't just send these things up and instantly as with Oneweb they are space junk.
 
Apr 20, 2020
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SHOOT DOWN STARLINKS?
If they don't paint them black can we just shoot them down with a laser?
Might be a legal problem for USA citizens as FAA authorised this?
But FAA has no jurisdiction in EU AFAIK yet they are destroying EU skies.
So seems fair that we'd be allowed take pot shots at them when above us?
Thousands of amateurs across EU with cheap powerful lasers could do the trick?
I dough a cheap laser would do the trick with the satallites in a 550km orbit. At that distance the beam would attenuate and be harmless to the satallites I would think.
 

rod

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Watching bands of starlink pass by while stargazing with good telescopes is not something that I desire to see in the eyepiece view.
 

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