Astronomers are concerned that our views the heavens are becoming more and more obscured. Their warning comes ahead of a whole series satellite launches a variety of companies. Thousands of satellites are being launched orbit throughout 2020 to make high-speed Internet more readily available the world space. The scientists say the skies will be so littered arrays of satellites they will compete our attention with the stars. They say the satellites will link to form "mega-constellations" that could interfere with radio astronomy and the quality of images from optical telescopes. The astronomers said the satellites will appear as dazzling white streaks of light that could be mistaken stars.
Technology analysts say there are plans to launch as many as 46,000 satellites space the next few years. This is five times more than the number objects sent into space since the launch Sputnik 1 in 1957, over six decades ago. Satellites from companies SpaceX and Amazon will provide much faster Internet speeds to even the remotest areas the world. They will provide global connectivity across the globe. Even today, 14 million people in the USA live rural areas with zero Internet coverage. SpaceX will launch 120 satellites January and has plans to send a further 12,000 orbit in the next decade. Astrophysicist Dr Dave Clements called the initiative a "tragedy".