Satellite trails, May 19, 2021. | SkyNews
More satellites, more problems

The number of active satellites in orbit (as of November 4, 2022 at 16:05:27 UTC) is 6,843 — 3,273 of which are Starlink units, up from 1,655 on September 1, 2021.

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How to find satellites

Sometimes, it’s quite alright to get a nice satellite in your shot. Here are some tips on how to find the human-made orbital objects.

Souther interior, British Columbia (Debra Ceravolo)
How to avoid satellites

Ever accidentally caught satellites in your astrophoto? Space journalist Elizabeth Howell has some tips on how to avoid them.

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Fraught frontier

Satellite constellations are crowding the skies, causing conflict between astronomers, governments and businesses.

International Space Station by Bill Longo
International Space Station by Bill Longo

Photo of the Week for May 23, 2014

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