The 197 radio astronomy dishes of the Sq. Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa, due for completion later this decade, could discover itself threatened from above by tens of 1000’s of communications satellites beaming down radio indicators. The rocket firm SpaceX has already launched a whole bunch of Starlink satellites, the primary “megaconstellation” meant to supply web service to distant areas. The satellites have aroused the ire of optical astronomers due to the intense streaks they go away throughout telescopes’ fields of view. Now, radio astronomers are fearful, too. Final week, SKA launched an evaluation of the impression that Starlink and different constellations would have on the array. The United Nations Workplace for Outer Area Affairs can be contemplating methods to maintain satellites from polluting the night time sky with mild and radio indicators and astronomers hope the Worldwide Telecommunication Union, a U.N. group, will step in.