Starlink beta coming soon?

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"SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has shared more details about when in 2020 we can expect the company’s Starlink low-latency, high-bandwidth satellite internet service to actually be available to customers. He said on Twitter that a private beta for Starlink would begin in around three months, with a public beta to kick off roughly three months after that."

 
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Internet for millions, if not billions, versus a few astronomers? Quick answer.

Astronomy is best done from space, anyway.

Any nitwits that stop SpaceX will not stop similar systems from other countries.
 

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Here is my WAG. The FOV of most telescopes is so narrow, there will not be a Starlink satellite in the LOS except very briefly. A long exposure might not even notice. If the observing session were short exposures, or the FOV is very wide, then I think astronomers will be able to add the processing that removes the extra (or exclipsed) light from the satellites.
 

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