Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Starlink is Blanketing the Earth with Satellites


Lisa Ruth Rand talks about the Starlink satellite program. She also talks about Project West Ford, which attempted to create an artificial ionosphere in 1961 by launching millions of copper needles into orbit. Rand is the Haas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. Her op-ed on Starlink and Project West Ford appeared in the July 8th edition of Scientific American.

Stuff in Space offers an interactive 3D map of objects currently in Earth orbit.

Rand headshot

Lisa Ruth Rand

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