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Friday, February 03, 2023

Paris Marx: Consider this: since the Soviet Union sent up its first Sputnik satellite in 1957, about 13,600 satellites have been launched into orbit by state and private entities, of which about 6,700 are still active. SpaceX already controls nearly half of them and is pushing for many more.




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Another dopey idea from the world's biggest twit.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-02-03 09:51 AM | Reply

#1 Starlink was your idea?

#2 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2023-02-03 12:40 PM | Reply

Struck a nerve, Russkie?

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-02-03 04:18 PM | Reply

Those things are really annoying.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-02-03 05:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like everything else Musk - starts as a good idea but poor execution. I don't know why other countries are standing by while it happens. Don't get me wrong - the service is valuable but there has to be a better way.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2023-02-03 07:49 PM | Reply

I have come to understand that no one is in charge, when it comes to either large corporations or billionaires. They run the courts, they own Congress, we just live in their country at their tolerance.

#6 | Posted by Hughmass at 2023-02-04 06:31 AM | Reply

You're a douche so that makes me a russkie? Wow the far left playbook is pretty thin. Makes sense given your apparent intellect I guess, don't want to overwhelm you with choices.

#7 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2023-02-04 09:56 AM | Reply

#5 his ideas aren't good to begin with. People are just suckers for techtopia concepts and suspend their skepticism.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-02-04 10:21 AM | Reply

Reusable rockets was already done . That's what the space shuttle is, and there was Ansari x prize for vertical landers. Just because you can doesn't mean the finances will work out running dual supply chains.

Battery cars came and went for years, and scaling them up is horrible for the environment.

The boring company tunnel is a union job project easily replaced unmanned trains that have been in use decades.

Starlink is not the first comm sat cloud. It's a thing billionaires have built out as private projects several times and they can't compete with terrestrial cell towers.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-02-04 10:26 AM | Reply

Haven't you heard the news comrades? Get up to date. Satellites aren't the in thing anymore. We've entered the balloon age.

#10 | Posted by wolfdog at 2023-02-04 02:34 PM | Reply

That balloon wolfdog was shot down as
fast as your faulty logic...

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-02-05 12:06 AM | Reply

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