Light Pollution From Satellites
The increase in proliferated low Earth orbit (pLEO) constellations set to launch over the next decade has fueled concern from the astronomy community, academia, and the general public over the light pollution visible in the night sky created by sunlight reflecting off these satellites. The overall impact of pLEO light pollution on astronomical observational equipment and research is still largely under-studied and unregulated.
Author: Josef Koller, Roger Thompson, and Luc Riesbeck
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Systems Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy
Dr. Josef S. Koller is a systems director for the Center for Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corporation.