7/14/2019 0 Comments
This company joins SpaceX and several other companies that want to provide internet access from satellites in places where there is no access or is of poor quality.
Perhaps the question of what the orbit of the Earth will look like when all the registered companies will set up their satellites for providing internet access may already have to be asked. These systems operate with thousands of satellites, so they can freely be said to potentially pose a problem for the future, for an orbit that already has a problem with space-based waste.
Amazon filed a request to the US-based FCC to obtain a permit for the placement of 3,236 satellites in orbit on Earth, where they will be able to provide Internet access to every part of the planet, especially where it is not available or is of poor quality.
With this, Amazon joins several other companies, of which the most famous is SpaceX, which have already launched their first 60 satellites.
From Amazon, they say they will be able to officially offer their service when they set up about 500 satellites from the planned over 3,000.
SpaceX plans to set up many more satellites, that is, their system will comprise about 12,000 satellites.
Astronomers have already complained about the "crowd" that is being done in orbit, saying that it will not be possible to observe the sky from the surface of the Earth when all planned satellites are set.
However, the companies they set out point out that they are not so big and that when they are placed on the planned positions, they will not bother much.
In order to avoid the ability of satellites to remain as space-based waste, they will have a run-time, after which they will be "burned out" in the atmosphere before they break up or lose contact with them.
The NASA will soon send the Dragonfly drone to Titan's mission, Saturn's biggest moon. The goal is to explore multiple locations with possible living conditions.
NASA said Dragonfly will fly from location to location via Titan, a satellite whose conditions are similar to those on Earth four billion years ago. If the mission is successful, it could reveal how life on our planet originated.
The Dragonfly mission is part of NASA's New Frontiers program and aims to understand how this chemistry has given way to biology. Scientists have long considered the Titan satellite to be attractive for study. Many people think that he might be able to support the life of microorganisms.
Titanium is organically composed of complex molecules which at least can be part of extraterrestrial biology. Titan's landscape is dominated by sand dunes and waterways composed of hydrocarbon, liquid methane, and ethane. Its surface is made up of ice, frozen water like a hard rock. Under the crust, there is a liquid water reservoir that astrophysicists consider to have the same temperature as the shallow water in the Pacific Ocean.