More Satellites (more CO2...)

More Satellites (more CO2...)
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Following up what I posted here about less business travel, Bryan Walsh writes

Competition among commercial space companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, has helped bring down the cost of reaching low-Earth orbit by a factor of 20, according to NASA.
Reductions in launch costs have helped make it possible to cheaply put thousands of satellites into orbit, with the number projected to rise from 3,400 now to as many as 100,000 over the next decade.

Figuring out better less costly ways to get stuff into space is something I think could be a great thing. However, I also think it is good g to pump more CO2 into the atmosphere, which I’m 100% sure is not good.

How to think about this...

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