The report said: “Starlink alone may roughly double the number of space-based moving objects detectable by the unaided eye around twilight.”

Options to reduce the impact include “darken them”, “keep them low”, “orient them to reflect less sunlight”, but number one on the list was “don’t launch them”.

Elon Musk and SpaceX has been frequently blamed for disrupting vistas of the night’s sky with its growing network of Starlink satellites, currently numbering around 500.

Early launches last year triggered hundreds of UFO reports due to their unusual formation, with some astronomers comparing them to a “string of bright pearls”.



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