Astronomers on LEO constellations: For us, OneWeb is worse than SpaceX Starlink or Amazon’s Kuiper

by Peter B. de Selding

CARSAC DE GURSON, France — SpaceX’s Starlink constellation of low-orbiting broadband satellites has taken the most heat from astronomers worried about light pollution, but it’s OneWeb Global Ltd. that is of most concern to them because of OneWeb’s higher orbit.

This is one of the principal conclusions of a study released Aug. 25 by the American Astronomical Society, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), a consortium . . .

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