Post by davy.... Shirva.. on Jun 9, 2019 8:26:11 GMT
Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty deals with international responsibility, stating that "the activities of non-governmental entities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty" and that States Parties shall bear international responsibility for national space activities whether carried out by governmental or non-governmental entities.
As a result of discussions arising from Project West Ford in 1963, a consultation clause was included in Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty: "A State Party to the Treaty which has reason to believe that an activity or experiment planned by another State Party in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, would cause potentially harmful interference with activities in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, may request consultation concerning the activity or experiment."
So the bit I like is ... Potential harmful interference with activities in the peaceful exploration and of use of outer space.
So I'm pretty shure starlink is going to interfere with my exploration of outer space ,, not to mention government bodies or national observatories.
So the FCC gave starlink approval,, but have they broken article v1 of the international space treaty and violated the right to peaceful space exploration,, I believe they have,, Many times have amateur astronomers been praised for discovering things in space that professional bodies have missed,, given that then,, Should amateur astronomers join forces and make article v1 be taken into account
So the karman line,, is where outer space starts,, So the FCC,, an American body,, has given the approval to the starlink project and us military has some involvement and objections from other communication companies were thrown out.. how can we have any say and it's obvious that the space treaty is non effective,, because the FCC has disregarded it.. Money talks
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