SpaceX’s Starlink: Could a flood of satellites create a space-junk nightmare?

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    Space X is hoping to send tens of thousands of satellites into orbit in the coming decades as part of Starlink – a constellation of low-orbit satellites promising high-speed internet connection to remote locations around the world – launching later this year.

    Nearly half the world’s population does not have access to the internet and Space X is hoping its constellation of satellites will be part of the solution.

    But many fear Elon Musk’s company will create more space debris, potentially hindering scientific discoveries.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Australia’s capital, Canberra.

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