Astronomers renew concerns about Starlink satellite brightness

As SpaceX gears up for another launch of Starlink satellites, astronomers are concerned

 SpaceX installed on satellites in 2020 to keep sunlight from reaching reflective surfaces on the satellites

Astronomers say they’ve noticed the V1.5 satellites are brighter than the earlier “VisorSat

Starlink satellites. During a panel discussion at the 240th Meeting of the American Astronomical

We have to talk to SpaceX and see what their eventual plans on this are.”

A bigger concern is the second generation of Starlink satellites. Those satellites, designed to be launched

SpaceX’s Starship, will be significantly larger and, thus, potentially brighter. “It’s anybody’s guess 

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