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NoelC

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Re: You may want to sign this
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2019, 17:53:18 »
Signed up! (what is AVAAZ?)
I quite agree it's going to make imaging impossible - I wonder if there is anything anyone can do to stop it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty  Since the outer space treaty is principally concerned with the peaceful exploitation of space and not with limiting what people can do - so long as they don't blow us all up.  For example the Iridium satellite constellation already has loads of dead satellites circling around in LEO already with no one able to force them to do anything about it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation.  It seems like you can do what you like in space if you have enough money (note to self:- cancel the order for a Tesla).

If there is nothing to stop them, and they do go ahead, maybe we should take up amateur satellite shooting? If they are in low orbit, a reasonably powerful industrial laser should knock them off course quite easily and with any luck they will start colliding with each other  :twisted:... 

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Synta mount, a bunch of telescopes and a shed (on wheels).

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Re: You may want to sign this
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2019, 20:20:29 »
AVAAZ is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict.

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Re: You may want to sign this
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2019, 13:27:07 »
Anyone else signed this?

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Re: You may want to sign this
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2019, 15:49:16 »
AVAAZ is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict.

Carole
They seem to have cast their net quite widely, jack of all trades master of none comes to mind?
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Re: You may want to sign this
« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2020, 15:35:09 »
Looks like the professional Astronomers are getting involved:

https://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann19062/

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