“Ethical Markets is appalled at the irresponsibility of the companies launching all these satellites, for purely commercial profit while all this new clutter into Earth’s already compromised, junk-filled space orbits, (see my earlier warning, reiterated recently “Space Junk Prison?”) and “Steering Our Powers of Persuasion Toward Our Human Future” .
“From Paradigms in Progress: Life Beyond Economics”, Hazel Henderson, 1991
Beyond fears of collisions and costly efforts to clean up all the current space junk, astronomers are sounding additional alarms on how this inhibits space research. All this crass dash to make more money is justified on the hollow promises that this is to bring internet access to the poor! The real goal is to sell faster latency to high frequency traders and other greedy Wall Streeters! Shame!
~Hazel Henderson, Editor“
February 3, 2020