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How will several thousand Low Earth Orbit satellites affect the night sky?

SpaceX has unveiled its plans to launch a bunch of satellites into the Low Earth Orbit, and according to Wikipedia, the number is either 4500 or 7500 (not sure, could be the sum of both). The ...
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What goes into an Iridium Flare prediction model besides the ephemerides?

Empirical Answer Considered! (see the end of the question for details) Iridium satellite flares are a class of Satellite Flares that originate from satellites in the current Iridium constellation. ...
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How much longer will we be able to see Iridium satellite flares?

I've literally just heard here that the days of observing Iridium satellite flares are numbered. Of course it's common sense, but I never thought about it. Roughly how soon are these going to start ...
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What is a “Double Iridium Flare” and how close can the two satellites be?

I just saw the term "Double Iridium Flare" and I'm wondering how close two Iridium satellites might actually be (in distance (km) and angle). I found this video as an example. ...