Government and commercial space programs, global Wi-Fi and 5G — What is the environmental price tag to the Earth and life?
The aerospace industry’s damage to the environment and harm to birds, other wildlife, and humans is deplorable. A full-scale, indepth analysis of all aerospace programs and plans is long overdue and urgently needed. Despite the area’s ecological importance, SpaceX has conducted and expanded operations with little oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and withoutContinue reading “American Bird Conservancy: Comment to FAA on SpaceX (and aerospace) harm to birds and wildlife”
“Multiple tragedies of the commons” — satellite mega-constellations and the limits of Earth’s atmosphere
…there is little recognition that Earth’s orbit is a finite resource, the space and Earth environments are connected, and the actions of one actor can affect everyone. Until that changes, we risk multiple tragedies of the commons in space. From Scientific ReportsPublished 20 May 2021 Boley, A.C., Byers, M. Satellite mega-constellations create risks in LowContinue reading ““Multiple tragedies of the commons” — satellite mega-constellations and the limits of Earth’s atmosphere”
From Popular MechanicsJune 17, 2021By Caroline Delbert Excerpt:“We have 54 tonnes (60 tons) of meteoroid material coming in every day,” lead study author Aaron Boley told Space.com. “With the first generation of Starlink, we can expect about 2 tonnes (2.2 tons) of dead satellites reentering Earth’s atmosphere daily. But meteoroids are mostly rock, which isContinue reading “Aluminum oxide impacts: “All the satellites could crack open the ozone layer””
By Nina BeetyJanuary 24, 2022 Since its beginnings, the space industry has used PR, Hollywood, and a parade of stars to carve itself into the public psyche, including targeting children. Aerospace costs have been largely ignored or hidden, but these costs are serious and accelerating. The ozone layer in the sky continues to deteriorate despiteContinue reading “Rockets destroy ozone and cause climate change – aerospace programs’ deadly impacts to the Earth”
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