Explorers Club – Q/A on Starlink

Explorers Club - Starlink Special with Ray Stott & Vicky Duncalf (Video) from SpaceSpecialists



Watch the video of the event here


About the Explorers Club


The Explorers Club is a lecture club based in St. Leonards on Sea, UK and they have been going since 2012 and have invited speakers to talk about a vast and diverse range of subjects from sex robots and AI to psychedelic therapy, ancient civilisations and culture, ethnobotany, virtual reality and emerging technologies, altered states, expeditions, religion, philosophy and neuroscience.

Their sessions are open to everyone and usually take place at someone's house or at a local venue. They love getting the chance to meet professionals and experts on all sorts of subjects and having a proper opportunity to learn about them and their speciality. Speakers usually talk for at least an hour and Q + A sessions have been known to go on into the wee small hours.


Ray Stott & Vicky Duncalf (Video) from SpaceSpecialists 

Q/A Session - Ray & Vicky answered these questions

  1. What are the Starlink satellites?
  2. What do they do?
  3. Do they feedback to hardware systems on Earth?
  4. What happens when they breakdown?
  5. Is there a way to collect faulty satellites?
  6. Could they be knocked out by meteorites?
  7. What is the life expectancy of a Starlink satellite?
  8. When is the best time to see Starlink?
  9. Where did they launch from?
  10. Where is the Starlink base?
  11. How many people are overseeing the day to day operations of the satellites?
  12. Are they operational now?
  13. We’re currently seeing them in trains but when do they start spreading out create a net around the Earth?
  14. What is the Starlink project timeline?
  15. Will they affect astronomers?
  16. How do stargazers and radio astronomers feel about them?
  17. How did Elon Musk / SpaceX go about getting permission to launch 12,000 satellites into space?
  18. Did he need a global agreement?
  19. How does SpaceX aim to profit from this and are there any kickbacks for global interests? For example, do the satellites record data that could be useful for world organisations/corporations/governments/ecological studies/Facebook etc?
  20. Could another agent shoot these satellites out of the sky?
  21. How many satellites are currently orbiting Earth?
  22. What if you don’t want internet access/Global 5G, why do you think this is considered so important?
  23. Is this another step towards a Technocracy or digital dictatorship?
  24. Will Starlink control us all?
  25. How many people are overseeing the day to day operations of the satellites?


Video Answers to the Q/A session and the video discussions can be found here on YouTube





Starlink mission from SpaceX on Youtube

The Starlink mission by SpaceX is described here




Additional Resources & Reading

Additional resource and links for reading over a good cup of Tea or Coffee!





The weblink to another interesting article about Starlink and Astronomy from the ROOM magazine is here





Next Event

Next event is tomorrow Sunday 26th April 2020 with Dallas Campbell and he'll be talking about how you leave the planet. Dallas Campbell presents a lot of BBC TV popular science shows and has written a book called Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet. It's a live Zoom meeting at 8.30 pm. Here's a link to the Facebook event page:




Ad Astra: A Guide to Leaving the Planet - Dallas Campbell


Thanks to Sarah Janes for organising the talk from the Explorers Club

Writer, Speaker, Researcher and Workshop Facilitator: Sleep and Dream Culture Small Business Owner at Dream Magic UK


St Leonards, East Sussex, United Kingdom


Blog written by Ray Stott, SpaceSpecialists Ltd

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