Discovery is a Scientific Documentary programme.

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Seven thousand active satellites orbit the world. This might not sound a lot in the infinite expanses of space, but the reality is that most satellites are found in a small slice of the solar system - called Lower Earth Orbit - and countries and satellite companies are planning to launch hundreds of thousands more in the next decade. With things set to get crowded, Jane Chambers talks to scientists, astronomers from the ALMA Observatory in Chile, space environmentalists and satellite companies like SpaceX about the benefits of this explosion in mega satellite constellations, as well as the unintended consequences to those who value a clear and unhindered view of the stars.

Genre: Scientific Documentary

When is Discovery next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC World Service Tomorrow, 9:30am and on BBC World Service Tomorrow, 1:30pm. See more...

Main Cast

Ben Garrod
Jess French