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SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more

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Twitter and facebook from anywhere on Earth is much more important than astronomy.

How else will astronomers share their discoveries with friends?

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Low-latency internet from anywhere in the world would be nice, especially at $80/month, assuming a 5m dish isn't needed.

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Space being apparently completely unregulated, or any regulations that do exist being probably unenforceable against rampant self serving capitalists, more seeds of future havoc being sown for short-term gain by a few.

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ishelToday 09:10 am JSTSpace being apparently completely unregulated, or any regulations that do exist being probably unenforceable against rampant self serving capitalists, more seeds of future havoc being sown for short-term gain by a few.

Outer space is for research and should be used for the benefit of all mankind, as in the ISS space station - not for private business interests.

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Musk launched them, but who made them? Huawei?

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Who give them the right to flood the orbit with private property stuff without any regulation? Then another company could send into space a craft or a device that collides with them or that willingly hit them. In that case what is the regulation? I mean, I find the thing pretty absurd. It would be just like a private company starts building uncontrolled and unregulated a networks of tunnels underneath our houses, cities without any responsibility taken whatsoever...

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