Jonathan McDowell

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Jonathan McDowell said : "In most circumstances, even in fairly dark sites, they're going to be just below naked-eye visibility; or most of them are," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "Some projects really won't mind this. Other projects we'll have to really rethink, and some will be impossible," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's some relief that, yeah, they did manage to make their Starlinks a little less bright. And that was nice that they chose to work with the community, " "But it doesn't take away the need for a more regulatory approach; a global regulatory approach" External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

clicanoo Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

msn-fr Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

france24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

lorientlejour Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

monacomatin Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : «Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne» External link

letemps Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

nicematin Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

LePoint Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

ipreunion Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

msn-fr Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

france24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : “Isso não foi feito antes e é, efetivamente, bastante difícil” External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell sublinhou : “O número de satélites está a aumentar exponencialmente e que é um problema porque o ‘código da estrada’ que seguimos não está definido e temos o crescimento do lixo espacial e o perigo das colisões iminentes para resolver” External link

tek Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” “China’s system will be the most flexible and capable robotic sample return system yet,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Isto não foi feito antes e é, efetivamente, bastante difícil" External link

em Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 23, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 23, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, November 23, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

standardmedia Monday, November 23, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Monday, November 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, November 23, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Monday, November 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “In the early days of the space age, no one worried about it. Big thing falling out of the sky, no big whoop,” “People have gotten more and more risk-averse over the years” External link

scientificamerican Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Worst, worst case, I guess it’s a 9/11, right?,” External link

scientificamerican Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "significant (10 to 20 percent) increase in the LEO debris environment," External link

msn-uk Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wlwt Friday, October 9, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wmur Friday, October 9, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wesh Friday, October 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

kcci Friday, October 9, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's a pretty confident extrapolation because we understand gravity pretty well," "The only thing that could throw you off is what we call outgassing: If there was leftover fuel, or if the paint job on the Tesla carriage came off, that acts as a little rocket that pushes it forward. But that won't change it much" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If you were doing a flyby mission that would be considered a failure. It would be too far to get decent pictures," "You could see that [Mars] was round" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

spacedaily Friday, September 18, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "SpaceX has launched over 700 Starlinks, but 27 of them already have come down," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “translates as Repeat Use Test Spacecraft (let’s say Reusable Test Spacecraft a bit more loosely),” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, September 11, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell adds : “This study is notable as one of the first significant observational studies of a Starlink satellite, something that the community is now organizing to do on a much bigger scale,” External link

scientificamerican Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell admits : "I'm reading a lot into a few little dots," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "They didn't give a launch time, they didn't give any more details," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "The ground track around the time of landing suggested that it might have landed at this mysterious new air base," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell adds : "The secrecy, I am sure, is just because it is a military project," External link

bbc Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell notes : "If this really is a space plane, and not just a reusable capsule like Dragon, then it represents a big step forward in China's space technology as winged re-entry is really hard to do," "China was way behind in space but has been gearing up its space programme on all fronts and is now catching up fast. The spacecraft launch is just another reflection of that" External link

bbc Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It takes just a couple seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope's field of view, but we take really long exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a whole 10- or 15-minute exposure is ruined," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is going to have very severe impacts on ground-based astronomy to the point that, for at least four months out of the year, it's going to be pretty impossible to do most observations," "You might as well just shut the observatory down for the summer months, because there's going to be so many satellites screwing up your data" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," "We just have to make sure we're part of the conversation so we can keep it down to the 'pain in the neck' level and not the 'give up and go home' level" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell stated : “It usually takes just a pair seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope’s industry of check out, but we just take really prolonged exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a total 10- or 15-moment publicity is ruined,” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If they’re coming about all the time, then knowing when they are coming around just isn’t beneficial,” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell mentioned : “If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is likely to have extremely significant impacts on floor-primarily based astronomy to the position that, for at minimum four months out of the calendar year, it truly is heading to be pretty unattainable to do most observations,” “You may well as very well just shut the observatory down for the summertime months, because you can find heading to be so quite a few satellites screwing up your knowledge” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell mentioned : “We’re in a new phase of area utilization. It is a new area industrial revolution, issues are distinctive, and astronomy’s heading to be influenced,” “We just have to make positive we’re part of the discussion so we can maintain it down to the ‘pain in the neck’ level and not the ‘give up and go home’ degree” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It takes just a couple seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope's field of view, but we take really long exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a whole 10- or 15-minute exposure is ruined," External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is going to have very severe impacts on ground-based astronomy to the point that, for at least four months out of the year, it's going to be pretty impossible to do most observations," "You might as well just shut the observatory down for the summer months, because there's going to be so many satellites screwing up your data" External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," "We just have to make sure we're part of the conversation so we can keep it down to the 'pain in the neck' level and not the 'give up and go home' level" External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

sciencealert Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The piece that came down over Texas was the upper stage, not the 'upper upper' one, but the regular one that is the same one that is used on the Soyuz that launches astronauts," External link

khou Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

digitaljournal Friday, July 24, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

digitaljournal Friday, July 24, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C'est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C'est la première fois qu'elle s'aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

msn-fr Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell declarou : "Este é claramente um marco histórico para China. É a primeira vez que se aventuram no sistema solar" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

24heures Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C'est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C'est la première fois qu'elle s'aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

lexpress Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

clicanoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

20minutes Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

monacomatin Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

phys Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

phys Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

varmatin Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

la-croix Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C’est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C’est la première fois qu’elle s’aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

LeBien Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

afp-fr Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell déclare : «d’échelle et d’ambition» External link

24heures Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "This is a big investment from China and makes China independent of U.S. and European systems," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "This is a big investment from China and makes China independent of U.S. and European systems," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “gearing up for another trip to the moon and beyond,” External link

nypost Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

wkrn Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Gwynn Shotwell ) : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

nbcdfw Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

wivb Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

680news Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

yourerie Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Gwynn Shotwell ) : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

tribtown Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

therepublic Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

mynews13 Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

click2houston Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” External link

smithsonianmag Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "On its last orbit of the Earth, this rocket stage happened to pass directly over Los Angeles and New York City," "It's just a strange coincidence that it happened to fly over two major urban areas on its last orbit, but if it had come down earlier, there would have been some drama" External link

nbcnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "You might make it so that the engine can restart after you've delivered your satellite into orbit, so you fire up the engine and bring the rocket stage in over the South Pacific, where it's not going to hit anyone," "This rocket stage was just let in low-Earth orbit until friction brought it down. That's definitely not the current best practice by international standards" External link

nbcnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added : "dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth," "Once they reach the lower atmosphere they are traveling relatively slowly, so worst case is they could take out a house" External link

dailystar Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “On its last orbit of the Earth, this rocket stage happened to pass directly over Los Angeles and New York City,” “It’s just a strange coincidence that it happened to fly over two major urban areas on its last orbit, but if it had come down earlier, there would have been some drama” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “You might make it so that the engine can restart after you’ve delivered your satellite into orbit, so you fire up the engine and bring the rocket stage in over the South Pacific, where it’s not going to hit anyone,” “This rocket stage was just let in low-Earth orbit until friction brought it down. That’s definitely not the current best practice by international standards” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : “I conclude that the objects seen in Mahounou, and at least some of the other objects from the Cote d'Ivore region whose photos are being circulated in African media, are very likely parts of the Chinese rocket stage,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive re-entry and crash to Earth," External link

ibtimes-sg Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “The problem is that it is traveling very fast horizontally through the atmosphere and it’s hard to predict when it will finally come down,” “The Air Force’s final prediction was plus or minus half an hour, during which time it went 3/4 of the way around the world. It’s pretty hard to do any better” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : “It is the most massive object to make an uncontrolled reentry since the 39-tonne Salyut-7 in 1991,” External link

forbes Monday, May 11, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

metrofrance Friday, May 8, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

TF1 Friday, May 8, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell disse : "Esta missão é um sucesso retumbante" External link

otempo Friday, May 8, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

sudouest Friday, May 8, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explained : "Astronomers' cameras are designed to take pictures of really faint thing and bright light could ruin data," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explained : "Astronomers' cameras are designed to take pictures of really faint thing and bright light could ruin data," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Os astrónomos - e quem veja casualmente o céu noturno - devem esperar um futuro em que a população da baixa órbita terrestre inclua dezenas de milhares de satélites relativamente grandes" External link

sabado Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell writes : "We see that several hundred satellites are above the horizon at all times of night; during winter twilight, and all summer night long, most of them are illuminated," External link

spacedaily Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell writes : "However, there appear to be other science projects which may be more severely affected... For example, searches for near-Earth asteroids include observations taken in twilight, a time when the satellites are illuminated year-round," External link

spacedaily Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If you can just slow it down by an hour, you just avoid that hit,” External link

sentinelsource Friday, February 14, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If you can just slow it down by an hour, you just avoid that hit,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 14, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I would expect it to be comparable to, but maybe not quite as bad as, the Iridium-Kosmos collision in 2009," External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "So you would see, maybe not thousands of pieces of trackable debris, but at least hundreds," External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "And that's unfortunate, because sun-synchronous orbit is where everyone wants to be," "So, there's a bunch of satellites in that altitude range and orbit" External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “It isn’t as unlikely as it usually is,” “We start getting worried when it’s 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that” External link

mlive Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It isn't as unlikely as it usually is," "We start getting worried when it's 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's just like the oceans. Humans started off thinking 'this is big and empty, we can throw any rubbish we like in it and it'll never be a problem,'" "It's only when things get really bad and almost too late to fix that we start getting worried" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The worry is that we'll start seeing a chain reaction where all the satellites kill each other with shrapnel and space becomes unusable," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It isn't as unlikely as it usually is," "We start getting worried when it's 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's just like the oceans. Humans started off thinking 'this is big and empty, we can throw any rubbish we like in it and it'll never be a problem," "It's only when things get really bad and almost too late to fix that we start getting worried" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The worry is that we'll start seeing a chain reaction where all the satellites kill each other with shrapnel and space becomes unusable," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The uncertainty on the miss distance is greater than the miss distance," "We're in an era now where there are several independent companies as well as the Air Force that track satellites, and their solutions often don't quite agree at the kilometre level" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's not a things-falling-out-of-the-sky-on-our-heads situation," "It's just an increase-in-the-amount-of-ambient-space-debris-in-a-particularly-valuable-orbit kind of thing" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "At about 1321 UTC on 2019 Dec 23, the satellite made a 1.5m/s orbit change and 10 debris objects have now been catalogued. The inference is that Kosmos-2491 may have disintegrated, either through deliberate destruction, accidental battery or prop event, or through an accidental debris collision. I lean to accident since it is my guess the sat has been dead for several years, but it's not certain," External link

spacedaily Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "At about 1321 UTC on 2019 Dec 23, the satellite made a 1.5m/s orbit change and 10 debris objects have now been catalogued. The inference is that Kosmos-2491 may have disintegrated, either through deliberate destruction, accidental battery or prop event, or through an accidental debris collision. I lean to accident since it is my guess the sat has been dead for several years, but it's not certain," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s still going to be very much a part of astronomers’ lives,” External link

scientificamerican Friday, January 10, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “Optical astronomy will have a big problem, especially in trying to take images of the faintest and most distant objects,” “There will be some projects that are no longer doable and others that will take much longer, and therefore be more expensive” External link

technologyreview Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The bottom-line answer is, you can consistently see these things," External link

ibtimes-sg Monday, November 11, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The bottom-line answer is, you can consistently see these things,” External link

ibtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "When you're talking about 30,000 satellites, and many above the horizon at any one time, that's what's new about this," "It's not going to be just the occasional interference, it's going to be continual" External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We thought we could ignore the space age in astronomy, but it's here," "Now we have to take it seriously and deal with the impacts on ground-based astronomy" External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "I think if you have 100,000 satellites in [low-Earth orbit] a Kessler syndrome is a real possibility if you have multiple screw-ups and collisions," External link

scientificamerican Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added : "This would be the first time that either the USA or Russia has blatantly flouted the Convention," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell napsal : "Bylo by to poprvé, co buď USA nebo Rusko očividně ignorovaly úmluvu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, October 28, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "The statement that this @usairforce X-37 flight deployed small satellites is alarming, since the US has not reported those deployments in its UN Registration Convention submissions," External link

npr Monday, October 28, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The gap between [India] and the big four [the U.S., Russia, Europe and China] is shrinking,” External link

scientificamerican Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “I would say [this incident] underlines the uncertainty about the impact of these mega constellations,” External link

forbes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It looks like it is the same diameter as the KN-23, the Iskander look-alike [but] is shorter," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Solid propellant missiles are easier to deploy operationally than liquid propellant ones because you don't have to fuel them up," "They are just ready to go" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asked : “When you look up in the night sky . . . should you see more moving objects than there are stars?” External link

thetimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “They said they needed help, so they came to help,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The stuff is moving slowly. It's breaking up into multiple pieces. It's sort of a classic space debris break-up," External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, July 5, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "When I first saw the images that some astronomers put online, all these things, going overhead as bright as the brightest stars, I had just an immediate sensation of panic, because of the implication," External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "You'll still see them just at the limit of your vision — it will look like the whole sky is crawling" External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "If you think forward 100 years, suppose that [there are] 12,000 Starlink satellites, and you have 1,000 industrial orbiting facilities the size of the [International Space Station]," "Then you can see a regime in which you really can't do optical astronomy in a serious way anymore" External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “When I first saw the images that some astronomers put online, all these things, going overhead as bright as the brightest stars, I had just an immediate sensation of panic, because of the implication,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “You'll still see them just at the limit of your vision — it will look like the whole sky is crawling” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “If you think forward 100 years, suppose that [there are] 12,000 Starlink satellites, and you have 1,000 industrial orbiting facilities the size of the [International Space Station],” “Then you can see a regime in which you really can’t do optical astronomy in a serious way anymore” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "potentially as many visible satellites moving around on a dark night as there are stars visible," External link

npr Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "We should have been having these discussions 10 years ago," "This problem sort of snuck up on us much faster than we expected" External link

npr Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "If you put up 10 times the [current total] number of satellites, the risk isn't just ten times as big — it's 100 times bigger," External link

9news Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : «S’il y en a 12 000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l’horizon à tout instant» External link

letemps Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

clicanoo Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

ipreunion Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S’il y en a douze mille là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l’horizon à tout instant. Or les télescopes ont souvent besoin d’une exposition longue, par exemple quinze minutes" External link

sudouest Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “it will be hundreds above the horizon at any given time,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

afp Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

tv5 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

phys Monday, April 8, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

newson6 Monday, April 1, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

newswest9 Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wtsp Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wcnc Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

12newsnow Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

heraldonline Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

good4utah Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

thesun Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

philly Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If it is the entry sphere, it might well survive Earth atmosphere entry and hit the ground. In which case I expect it'll have the usual one-in-about-10000 chance of hitting someone. The vehicle is dense but inert and has no nuclear materials. No need for major concern," External link

ibtimes-sg Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “What are they going to getanything other than advertising? That’s the missing piece of this I can’t quite get my brain around,” External link

scientificamerican Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “It’s not a great record, but it’s not out-of-the-family, especially given the sanctions,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asks : “Where does a country’s air space stop and space begin?” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s very political, it turns out,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The BIS is a theory organization, not a practical one,” “Their specific studies don't get implemented, but are influential in people's thinking” External link

smithsonianmag Friday, December 21, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asks : “Where does a country’s air space stop and space begin?” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s very political, it turns out,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Either in the 80s is still space, or you have to say they're in orbit, but they're not always in space when they're in orbit," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The fact that that tradition [of the earliest published value] and the empirical analysis and the theoretical analysis all converge convinces me that 80 [km] is a better number than 100," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "For historians, we talk about space, we talk about spaceflight — well, we should know what it is, what do you mean when you say space," "It's helpful to have a boundary, even if it's an arbitrary one" External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

ecnmag Monday, December 10, 2018 7:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:36:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

pulse Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

irishsun Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

news18 Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China, over the past 10 or 20 years, has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : “C’est une des premières fois que les Chinois entreprennent quelque chose que personne d’autre n’a encore fait” External link

rapideinfo Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans, la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

la-croix Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:27:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-en Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Nos últimos 10 ou 20 anos, a China percorreu sistematicamente os passos que os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética deram na exploração espacial nos anos 1960 e 1970" External link

jconline Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

ipreunion Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

spacedaily Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Nos últimos 10 ou 20 anos, a China percorreu sistematicamente os passos que os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética deram na exploração espacial nos anos 1960 e 1970" External link

diariodonordeste Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

lepetitjournal Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

la-croix Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l' Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

LePoint Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:07:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

capital-FR Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:03:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

afp Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

romandie Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 7, 2018 11:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “You’re opening up half a world that wasn’t accessible before,” External link

scientificamerican Friday, December 7, 2018 11:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

digitaljournal Friday, December 7, 2018 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-english Friday, December 7, 2018 11:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

yahoo-au Friday, December 7, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-en Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "Oui, il y a une chance pour qu'il y ait des dégâts. Il se peut qu'il y ait une pluie de petites pièces métalliques qui pourraient endommager une voiture, un toit, mais il n'y aura pas de dégâts à grande échelle" External link

lexpress Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Now that [its] perigee is below 300km and it is in denser atmosphere, the rate of decay is getting higher,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "from one continent to the next," External link

smh Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I expect it will come down a few months from now – late 2017 or early 2018," External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Now that [its] perigee is below 300km and it is in denser atmosphere, the rate of decay is getting higher,” External link

msn-uk Friday, October 13, 2017 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “It’s something that brings people together,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I’ve read about it so many times but I’ve never seen it,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Elon Musk ) : "SpaceX has a great record of doing exactly what they say they're going to do but always several years later than they said they were going to do it. So I have full confidence that this will happen, but on 'Elon time'," External link

csmonitor Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I absolutely think it’s interesting to know where are there other worlds that we someday might travel to,” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:40:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

reuters-in Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:29:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

timesofoman Monday, February 13, 2017 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 13, 2017 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, February 13, 2017 11:29:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

CBC Monday, February 13, 2017 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : “They'll still use the space station for when they want to test something out,” External link

csmonitor Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said ( about John Glenn ) : “There are other astronauts who contributed more to the space program. Glenn was a test pilot, a whiz kid in the Marine Corps,” “He wasn’t a rocket scientist, or an engineer, but his impact on the American consciousness hasn’t been equaled. That comes from that moment where, finally, here’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with the Soviets” External link

bostonherald Friday, December 9, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “He was, I think, a public figure at a moment when the U.S. had a crisis of confidence in its technological abilities,” External link

bostonherald Friday, December 9, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “You can’t really steer these things,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Friday, September 23, 2016 1:17:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "You really can't steer these things," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "You really can't steer these things," External link

rnzi Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "You really can't steer these things," External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Não saberemos com mais antecedência que seis ou sete horas, mais ou menos, quanto ela vai cair. Não saber quando ela vai descer quer dizer não saber aonde ela vai descer" External link

ogloboglobo Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:16:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Não saberemos com mais antecedência que seis ou sete horas, mais ou menos, quanto ela vai cair. Não saber quando ela vai descer quer dizer não saber aonde ela vai descer" External link

extra Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “My basic reaction is move along, nothing to see here,” External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There are so many more likely things than aliens,” “The strong probability is it was a satellite that got in the line of the telescope, or someone turned on their microwave oven nearby, or it could be a star doing something interesting” External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

startribune Friday, August 5, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

startribune Friday, August 5, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

triblive Friday, August 5, 2016 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either,” External link

triblive Friday, August 5, 2016 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

japantimes Friday, August 5, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

japantimes Friday, August 5, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it” External link

couriermail Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

couriermail Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

tampabay Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

tampabay Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

bostonherald Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

bostonherald Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

todayonline Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

todayonline Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space programme,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

CBSnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

CBSnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

680news Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

680news Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

startribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

startribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : ``So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,'' ``Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,'' External link

economictimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : ``There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either,'' External link

economictimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "A 30-foot-long, 6-ton chunk of metal doing the same thing, that's going to be pretty bright," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Most players in the space business have started to be a little less cavalier about littering, and the Chinese have cleaned up their act too, so that's what makes this unusual," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "A 30-foot-long, six ton chunk of metal doing the same thing, that's going to be pretty bright," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Most players in the space business have started to be a little less cavalier about littering and the Chinese have cleaned up their act too, so that's what makes this unusual," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell disse : "Até agora, em 2016, houve 25 reentradas de objetos de uma tonelada ou mais. Mas objetos de cinco toneladas ou mais como este são raros" External link

dn Friday, July 29, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : "The only bigger event this year was a Russian rocket stage that re-entered over Vietnam on New Year's Day," External link

npr Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said ( about North ) : “to be from a North Korean launch,” External link

japantimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT



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astrophysicist41.12%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
smithsonian centre astrophysicist1.02%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
astrophysicien3.55%FR10/25/201725/10/2017
expert8.12%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
renowned astrophysicist0.51%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
harvard university astrophysicist9.14%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
renowned harvard university astrophysicist0.51%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
astrónomo0.51%ES09/15/201715/09/2017
astronomer30.96%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
observer3.05%EN12/12/201212/12/2012
harvard university astronomer1.52%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Jonathan McDowellEN49.07%
Jonathan McDowellFR17.76%
Jonathan McDowellPT17.29%
Jonathan McDowellDE15.65%
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Jonathan McDowell said : "In most circumstances, even in fairly dark sites, they're going to be just below naked-eye visibility; or most of them are," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "Some projects really won't mind this. Other projects we'll have to really rethink, and some will be impossible," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's some relief that, yeah, they did manage to make their Starlinks a little less bright. And that was nice that they chose to work with the community, " "But it doesn't take away the need for a more regulatory approach; a global regulatory approach" External link

sciencealert Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

clicanoo Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

msn-fr Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

france24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

lorientlejour Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

monacomatin Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : «Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne» External link

letemps Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

nicematin Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

LePoint Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

ipreunion Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

msn-fr Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell souligne : "Cela n'avait jamais été fait jusqu'à présent, par personne" External link

france24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : “Isso não foi feito antes e é, efetivamente, bastante difícil” External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell sublinhou : “O número de satélites está a aumentar exponencialmente e que é um problema porque o ‘código da estrada’ que seguimos não está definido e temos o crescimento do lixo espacial e o perigo das colisões iminentes para resolver” External link

tek Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” “China’s system will be the most flexible and capable robotic sample return system yet,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Isto não foi feito antes e é, efetivamente, bastante difícil" External link

em Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 23, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

capitalfm Monday, November 23, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, November 23, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

standardmedia Monday, November 23, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

digitaljournal Monday, November 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, November 23, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The US never did a robotic sample return. The Soviet one was very limited and could only land at certain restricted spots," External link

afp-en Monday, November 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “In the early days of the space age, no one worried about it. Big thing falling out of the sky, no big whoop,” “People have gotten more and more risk-averse over the years” External link

scientificamerican Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Worst, worst case, I guess it’s a 9/11, right?,” External link

scientificamerican Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "significant (10 to 20 percent) increase in the LEO debris environment," External link

msn-uk Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wlwt Friday, October 9, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wmur Friday, October 9, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

wesh Friday, October 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It will pass about 5 million kilometers from Earth in the year 2047," External link

kcci Friday, October 9, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's a pretty confident extrapolation because we understand gravity pretty well," "The only thing that could throw you off is what we call outgassing: If there was leftover fuel, or if the paint job on the Tesla carriage came off, that acts as a little rocket that pushes it forward. But that won't change it much" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If you were doing a flyby mission that would be considered a failure. It would be too far to get decent pictures," "You could see that [Mars] was round" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

spacedaily Friday, September 18, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "SpaceX has launched over 700 Starlinks, but 27 of them already have come down," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If SpaceX and other companies intend to launch thousands of these broadband satellites, there will be a continuing rain of spacecraft in the future," External link

upi Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “translates as Repeat Use Test Spacecraft (let’s say Reusable Test Spacecraft a bit more loosely),” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, September 11, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell adds : “This study is notable as one of the first significant observational studies of a Starlink satellite, something that the community is now organizing to do on a much bigger scale,” External link

scientificamerican Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell admits : "I'm reading a lot into a few little dots," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "They didn't give a launch time, they didn't give any more details," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "The ground track around the time of landing suggested that it might have landed at this mysterious new air base," External link

npr Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell adds : "The secrecy, I am sure, is just because it is a military project," External link

bbc Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell notes : "If this really is a space plane, and not just a reusable capsule like Dragon, then it represents a big step forward in China's space technology as winged re-entry is really hard to do," "China was way behind in space but has been gearing up its space programme on all fronts and is now catching up fast. The spacecraft launch is just another reflection of that" External link

bbc Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It takes just a couple seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope's field of view, but we take really long exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a whole 10- or 15-minute exposure is ruined," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is going to have very severe impacts on ground-based astronomy to the point that, for at least four months out of the year, it's going to be pretty impossible to do most observations," "You might as well just shut the observatory down for the summer months, because there's going to be so many satellites screwing up your data" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," "We just have to make sure we're part of the conversation so we can keep it down to the 'pain in the neck' level and not the 'give up and go home' level" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell stated : “It usually takes just a pair seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope’s industry of check out, but we just take really prolonged exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a total 10- or 15-moment publicity is ruined,” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If they’re coming about all the time, then knowing when they are coming around just isn’t beneficial,” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell mentioned : “If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is likely to have extremely significant impacts on floor-primarily based astronomy to the position that, for at minimum four months out of the calendar year, it truly is heading to be pretty unattainable to do most observations,” “You may well as very well just shut the observatory down for the summertime months, because you can find heading to be so quite a few satellites screwing up your knowledge” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell mentioned : “We’re in a new phase of area utilization. It is a new area industrial revolution, issues are distinctive, and astronomy’s heading to be influenced,” “We just have to make positive we’re part of the discussion so we can maintain it down to the ‘pain in the neck’ level and not the ‘give up and go home’ degree” External link

haveeru Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It takes just a couple seconds for the satellite to cross the telescope's field of view, but we take really long exposures with our cameras. So in that couple of seconds, a whole 10- or 15-minute exposure is ruined," External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If OneWeb goes ahead and launches its proposed constellation without mitigation, that is going to have very severe impacts on ground-based astronomy to the point that, for at least four months out of the year, it's going to be pretty impossible to do most observations," "You might as well just shut the observatory down for the summer months, because there's going to be so many satellites screwing up your data" External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We're in a new phase of space utilization. It's a new space industrial revolution, things are different, and astronomy's going to be affected," "We just have to make sure we're part of the conversation so we can keep it down to the 'pain in the neck' level and not the 'give up and go home' level" External link

sciencealert Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If they're coming over all the time, then knowing when they're coming over isn't helpful," External link

sciencealert Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The piece that came down over Texas was the upper stage, not the 'upper upper' one, but the regular one that is the same one that is used on the Soyuz that launches astronauts," External link

khou Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

thenews-pk Friday, July 24, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

digitaljournal Friday, July 24, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

digitaljournal Friday, July 24, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

theCitizen Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

dhakatribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C'est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C'est la première fois qu'elle s'aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

msn-fr Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

spacedaily Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell declarou : "Este é claramente um marco histórico para China. É a primeira vez que se aventuram no sistema solar" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

24heures Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C'est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C'est la première fois qu'elle s'aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

lexpress Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

clicanoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

hurriyetdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

20minutes Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “As a first try for China, I don’t expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done,” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large,” External link

thejournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

monacomatin Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

phys Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

phys Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

varmatin Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

lepetitjournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

economictimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : «C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale» External link

la-croix Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "broadly comparable to Viking in its scope and ambition" External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell indique : "C’est manifestement un événement marquant pour la Chine. C’est la première fois qu’elle s’aventure au loin dans le système solaire" External link

LeBien Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ibtimes Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "C'est très ambitieux pour un premier essai. A tel point que je serai surpris si la mission est une réussite totale" External link

afp-fr Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell déclare : «d’échelle et d’ambition» External link

24heures Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

ibtimes-uk Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "As a first try for China, I don't expect it to do anything significant beyond what the US has already done," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "a bigger light travel time, so you have to do things more slowly as the radio signal round trip time is large," External link

afp-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "This is a big investment from China and makes China independent of U.S. and European systems," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "This is a big investment from China and makes China independent of U.S. and European systems," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “gearing up for another trip to the moon and beyond,” External link

nypost Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

wkrn Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Gwynn Shotwell ) : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

nbcdfw Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

nbcbayarea Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

wivb Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

680news Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

yourerie Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Gwynn Shotwell ) : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

tribtown Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

therepublic Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

mynews13 Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

click2houston Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The SpaceX way is actually a combination of Musk’s imagination and creativity and drive and Shotwell’s sound management and responsible engineering,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” External link

smithsonianmag Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "On its last orbit of the Earth, this rocket stage happened to pass directly over Los Angeles and New York City," "It's just a strange coincidence that it happened to fly over two major urban areas on its last orbit, but if it had come down earlier, there would have been some drama" External link

nbcnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "You might make it so that the engine can restart after you've delivered your satellite into orbit, so you fire up the engine and bring the rocket stage in over the South Pacific, where it's not going to hit anyone," "This rocket stage was just let in low-Earth orbit until friction brought it down. That's definitely not the current best practice by international standards" External link

nbcnews Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added : "dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth," "Once they reach the lower atmosphere they are traveling relatively slowly, so worst case is they could take out a house" External link

dailystar Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “On its last orbit of the Earth, this rocket stage happened to pass directly over Los Angeles and New York City,” “It’s just a strange coincidence that it happened to fly over two major urban areas on its last orbit, but if it had come down earlier, there would have been some drama” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “You might make it so that the engine can restart after you’ve delivered your satellite into orbit, so you fire up the engine and bring the rocket stage in over the South Pacific, where it’s not going to hit anyone,” “This rocket stage was just let in low-Earth orbit until friction brought it down. That’s definitely not the current best practice by international standards” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : “I conclude that the objects seen in Mahounou, and at least some of the other objects from the Cote d'Ivore region whose photos are being circulated in African media, are very likely parts of the Chinese rocket stage,” External link

forbes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive re-entry and crash to Earth," External link

ibtimes-sg Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “The problem is that it is traveling very fast horizontally through the atmosphere and it’s hard to predict when it will finally come down,” “The Air Force’s final prediction was plus or minus half an hour, during which time it went 3/4 of the way around the world. It’s pretty hard to do any better” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : “It is the most massive object to make an uncontrolled reentry since the 39-tonne Salyut-7 in 1991,” External link

forbes Monday, May 11, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

metrofrance Friday, May 8, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

TF1 Friday, May 8, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell disse : "Esta missão é um sucesso retumbante" External link

otempo Friday, May 8, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell juge : "Cette mission est un franc succès" External link

sudouest Friday, May 8, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explained : "Astronomers' cameras are designed to take pictures of really faint thing and bright light could ruin data," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explained : "Astronomers' cameras are designed to take pictures of really faint thing and bright light could ruin data," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Os astrónomos - e quem veja casualmente o céu noturno - devem esperar um futuro em que a população da baixa órbita terrestre inclua dezenas de milhares de satélites relativamente grandes" External link

sabado Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell writes : "We see that several hundred satellites are above the horizon at all times of night; during winter twilight, and all summer night long, most of them are illuminated," External link

spacedaily Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell writes : "However, there appear to be other science projects which may be more severely affected... For example, searches for near-Earth asteroids include observations taken in twilight, a time when the satellites are illuminated year-round," External link

spacedaily Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If you can just slow it down by an hour, you just avoid that hit,” External link

sentinelsource Friday, February 14, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “If you can just slow it down by an hour, you just avoid that hit,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 14, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I would expect it to be comparable to, but maybe not quite as bad as, the Iridium-Kosmos collision in 2009," External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "So you would see, maybe not thousands of pieces of trackable debris, but at least hundreds," External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "And that's unfortunate, because sun-synchronous orbit is where everyone wants to be," "So, there's a bunch of satellites in that altitude range and orbit" External link

scientificamerican Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “It isn’t as unlikely as it usually is,” “We start getting worried when it’s 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that” External link

mlive Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It isn't as unlikely as it usually is," "We start getting worried when it's 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's just like the oceans. Humans started off thinking 'this is big and empty, we can throw any rubbish we like in it and it'll never be a problem,'" "It's only when things get really bad and almost too late to fix that we start getting worried" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The worry is that we'll start seeing a chain reaction where all the satellites kill each other with shrapnel and space becomes unusable," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It isn't as unlikely as it usually is," "We start getting worried when it's 1 in 10,000, so 1 in 1,000 is unusual and it might actually be a lot worse than that" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's just like the oceans. Humans started off thinking 'this is big and empty, we can throw any rubbish we like in it and it'll never be a problem," "It's only when things get really bad and almost too late to fix that we start getting worried" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The worry is that we'll start seeing a chain reaction where all the satellites kill each other with shrapnel and space becomes unusable," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The uncertainty on the miss distance is greater than the miss distance," "We're in an era now where there are several independent companies as well as the Air Force that track satellites, and their solutions often don't quite agree at the kilometre level" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It's not a things-falling-out-of-the-sky-on-our-heads situation," "It's just an increase-in-the-amount-of-ambient-space-debris-in-a-particularly-valuable-orbit kind of thing" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "At about 1321 UTC on 2019 Dec 23, the satellite made a 1.5m/s orbit change and 10 debris objects have now been catalogued. The inference is that Kosmos-2491 may have disintegrated, either through deliberate destruction, accidental battery or prop event, or through an accidental debris collision. I lean to accident since it is my guess the sat has been dead for several years, but it's not certain," External link

spacedaily Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "At about 1321 UTC on 2019 Dec 23, the satellite made a 1.5m/s orbit change and 10 debris objects have now been catalogued. The inference is that Kosmos-2491 may have disintegrated, either through deliberate destruction, accidental battery or prop event, or through an accidental debris collision. I lean to accident since it is my guess the sat has been dead for several years, but it's not certain," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s still going to be very much a part of astronomers’ lives,” External link

scientificamerican Friday, January 10, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “Optical astronomy will have a big problem, especially in trying to take images of the faintest and most distant objects,” “There will be some projects that are no longer doable and others that will take much longer, and therefore be more expensive” External link

technologyreview Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The bottom-line answer is, you can consistently see these things," External link

ibtimes-sg Monday, November 11, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “The bottom-line answer is, you can consistently see these things,” External link

ibtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "When you're talking about 30,000 satellites, and many above the horizon at any one time, that's what's new about this," "It's not going to be just the occasional interference, it's going to be continual" External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "We thought we could ignore the space age in astronomy, but it's here," "Now we have to take it seriously and deal with the impacts on ground-based astronomy" External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "I think if you have 100,000 satellites in [low-Earth orbit] a Kessler syndrome is a real possibility if you have multiple screw-ups and collisions," External link

scientificamerican Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell added : "This would be the first time that either the USA or Russia has blatantly flouted the Convention," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell napsal : "Bylo by to poprvé, co buď USA nebo Rusko očividně ignorovaly úmluvu," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, October 28, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell wrote : "The statement that this @usairforce X-37 flight deployed small satellites is alarming, since the US has not reported those deployments in its UN Registration Convention submissions," External link

npr Monday, October 28, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The gap between [India] and the big four [the U.S., Russia, Europe and China] is shrinking,” External link

scientificamerican Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “I would say [this incident] underlines the uncertainty about the impact of these mega constellations,” External link

forbes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "It looks like it is the same diameter as the KN-23, the Iskander look-alike [but] is shorter," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Solid propellant missiles are easier to deploy operationally than liquid propellant ones because you don't have to fuel them up," "They are just ready to go" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asked : “When you look up in the night sky . . . should you see more moving objects than there are stars?” External link

thetimes Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “They said they needed help, so they came to help,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "The stuff is moving slowly. It's breaking up into multiple pieces. It's sort of a classic space debris break-up," External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, July 5, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "When I first saw the images that some astronomers put online, all these things, going overhead as bright as the brightest stars, I had just an immediate sensation of panic, because of the implication," External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "You'll still see them just at the limit of your vision — it will look like the whole sky is crawling" External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "If you think forward 100 years, suppose that [there are] 12,000 Starlink satellites, and you have 1,000 industrial orbiting facilities the size of the [International Space Station]," "Then you can see a regime in which you really can't do optical astronomy in a serious way anymore" External link

thespec Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “When I first saw the images that some astronomers put online, all these things, going overhead as bright as the brightest stars, I had just an immediate sensation of panic, because of the implication,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “You'll still see them just at the limit of your vision — it will look like the whole sky is crawling” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “If you think forward 100 years, suppose that [there are] 12,000 Starlink satellites, and you have 1,000 industrial orbiting facilities the size of the [International Space Station],” “Then you can see a regime in which you really can’t do optical astronomy in a serious way anymore” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "potentially as many visible satellites moving around on a dark night as there are stars visible," External link

npr Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : "We should have been having these discussions 10 years ago," "This problem sort of snuck up on us much faster than we expected" External link

npr Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "If you put up 10 times the [current total] number of satellites, the risk isn't just ten times as big — it's 100 times bigger," External link

9news Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : «S’il y en a 12 000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l’horizon à tout instant» External link

letemps Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

clicanoo Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

ipreunion Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S’il y en a douze mille là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l’horizon à tout instant. Or les télescopes ont souvent besoin d’une exposition longue, par exemple quinze minutes" External link

sudouest Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “it will be hundreds above the horizon at any given time,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

afp Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

tv5 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "S'il y en a 12.000 là-haut, cela veut dire que des centaines se trouveront au-dessus de l'horizon à tout instant" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

phys Monday, April 8, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

newson6 Monday, April 1, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

newswest9 Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wtsp Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wcnc Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

12newsnow Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

heraldonline Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

good4utah Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

fox59 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

thesun Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

philly Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I will be astonished if this happens,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I will be astonished if this happens," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "If it is the entry sphere, it might well survive Earth atmosphere entry and hit the ground. In which case I expect it'll have the usual one-in-about-10000 chance of hitting someone. The vehicle is dense but inert and has no nuclear materials. No need for major concern," External link

ibtimes-sg Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “What are they going to getanything other than advertising? That’s the missing piece of this I can’t quite get my brain around,” External link

scientificamerican Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “It’s not a great record, but it’s not out-of-the-family, especially given the sanctions,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asks : “Where does a country’s air space stop and space begin?” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s very political, it turns out,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “The BIS is a theory organization, not a practical one,” “Their specific studies don't get implemented, but are influential in people's thinking” External link

smithsonianmag Friday, December 21, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell asks : “Where does a country’s air space stop and space begin?” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “It’s very political, it turns out,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Either in the 80s is still space, or you have to say they're in orbit, but they're not always in space when they're in orbit," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "The fact that that tradition [of the earliest published value] and the empirical analysis and the theoretical analysis all converge convinces me that 80 [km] is a better number than 100," External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "For historians, we talk about space, we talk about spaceflight — well, we should know what it is, what do you mean when you say space," "It's helpful to have a boundary, even if it's an arbitrary one" External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 14, 2018 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

ecnmag Monday, December 10, 2018 7:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:54:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:36:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:21:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

pulse Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

irishsun Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

news18 Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:33:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:06:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China, over the past 10 or 20 years, has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:52:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

arabnews Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : “C’est une des premières fois que les Chinois entreprennent quelque chose que personne d’autre n’a encore fait” External link

rapideinfo Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans, la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

la-croix Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:27:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-en Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Nos últimos 10 ou 20 anos, a China percorreu sistematicamente os passos que os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética deram na exploração espacial nos anos 1960 e 1970" External link

jconline Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

ipreunion Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

spacedaily Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explicou : "Nos últimos 10 ou 20 anos, a China percorreu sistematicamente os passos que os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética deram na exploração espacial nos anos 1960 e 1970" External link

diariodonordeste Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

lepetitjournal Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:45:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

la-croix Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:09:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l' Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

LePoint Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:07:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

capital-FR Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:03:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

afp Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell explique : "Depuis dix ou vingt ans la Chine a systématiquement parcouru à nouveau les étapes que l'Amérique et l'Union soviétique avaient franchies dans l'exploration spatiale dans les années 1960 et 1970" External link

romandie Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 7, 2018 11:34:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says : “You’re opening up half a world that wasn’t accessible before,” External link

scientificamerican Friday, December 7, 2018 11:24:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

digitaljournal Friday, December 7, 2018 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-english Friday, December 7, 2018 11:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

yahoo-au Friday, December 7, 2018 11:03:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

BangkokPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "China over the past 10 or 20 years has been systematically ticking off the various firsts that America and the Soviet Union did in the 1960s and 1970s in space exploration," External link

afp-en Friday, December 7, 2018 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell estime : "Oui, il y a une chance pour qu'il y ait des dégâts. Il se peut qu'il y ait une pluie de petites pièces métalliques qui pourraient endommager une voiture, un toit, mais il n'y aura pas de dégâts à grande échelle" External link

lexpress Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Now that [its] perigee is below 300km and it is in denser atmosphere, the rate of decay is getting higher,” External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "from one continent to the next," External link

smh Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "I expect it will come down a few months from now – late 2017 or early 2018," External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Now that [its] perigee is below 300km and it is in denser atmosphere, the rate of decay is getting higher,” External link

msn-uk Friday, October 13, 2017 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “It’s something that brings people together,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I’ve read about it so many times but I’ve never seen it,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell says ( about Elon Musk ) : "SpaceX has a great record of doing exactly what they say they're going to do but always several years later than they said they were going to do it. So I have full confidence that this will happen, but on 'Elon time'," External link

csmonitor Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “I absolutely think it’s interesting to know where are there other worlds that we someday might travel to,” External link

bostonherald Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:40:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

reuters-in Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:29:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

timesofoman Monday, February 13, 2017 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid-fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 13, 2017 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, February 13, 2017 11:29:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Large solid fuel motors are difficult to make work correctly so this is indeed a significant advance by North Korea," External link

CBC Monday, February 13, 2017 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : “They'll still use the space station for when they want to test something out,” External link

csmonitor Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said ( about John Glenn ) : “There are other astronauts who contributed more to the space program. Glenn was a test pilot, a whiz kid in the Marine Corps,” “He wasn’t a rocket scientist, or an engineer, but his impact on the American consciousness hasn’t been equaled. That comes from that moment where, finally, here’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with the Soviets” External link

bostonherald Friday, December 9, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “He was, I think, a public figure at a moment when the U.S. had a crisis of confidence in its technological abilities,” External link

bostonherald Friday, December 9, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : “You can’t really steer these things,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Friday, September 23, 2016 1:17:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "You really can't steer these things," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "You really can't steer these things," External link

rnzi Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell told : "You really can't steer these things," External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:38:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Não saberemos com mais antecedência que seis ou sete horas, mais ou menos, quanto ela vai cair. Não saber quando ela vai descer quer dizer não saber aonde ela vai descer" External link

ogloboglobo Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:16:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell afirmou : "Não saberemos com mais antecedência que seis ou sete horas, mais ou menos, quanto ela vai cair. Não saber quando ela vai descer quer dizer não saber aonde ela vai descer" External link

extra Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:27:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “My basic reaction is move along, nothing to see here,” External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There are so many more likely things than aliens,” “The strong probability is it was a satellite that got in the line of the telescope, or someone turned on their microwave oven nearby, or it could be a star doing something interesting” External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

startribune Friday, August 5, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

startribune Friday, August 5, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

triblive Friday, August 5, 2016 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either,” External link

triblive Friday, August 5, 2016 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

japantimes Friday, August 5, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

japantimes Friday, August 5, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it” External link

couriermail Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

couriermail Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

tampabay Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

tampabay Thursday, August 4, 2016 4:12:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

bostonherald Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

bostonherald Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

todayonline Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

todayonline Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:23:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space programme,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

CBSnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

CBSnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

680news Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

680news Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

startribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

startribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “So it’s not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,” “Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : “There’s been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn’t, either,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program," "Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : ``So it's not ridiculous to attempt a moon mission early in your space program,'' ``Given their low flight rate of one mission every few years, I think it is hard to see them succeeding in this in the next five years, but possible to see them attempting it,'' External link

economictimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : ``There's been no independent evidence that KMS-4 sent data back, but no evidence that it didn't, either,'' External link

economictimes Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "A 30-foot-long, 6-ton chunk of metal doing the same thing, that's going to be pretty bright," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Most players in the space business have started to be a little less cavalier about littering, and the Chinese have cleaned up their act too, so that's what makes this unusual," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "A 30-foot-long, six ton chunk of metal doing the same thing, that's going to be pretty bright," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said : "Most players in the space business have started to be a little less cavalier about littering and the Chinese have cleaned up their act too, so that's what makes this unusual," External link

mercurynews Friday, July 29, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell disse : "Até agora, em 2016, houve 25 reentradas de objetos de uma tonelada ou mais. Mas objetos de cinco toneladas ou mais como este são raros" External link

dn Friday, July 29, 2016 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jonathan McDowell tells : "The only bigger event this year was a Russian rocket stage that re-entered over Vietnam on New Year's Day," External link

npr Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Jonathan McDowell said ( about North ) : “to be from a North Korean launch,” External link

japantimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
astrophysicist41.12%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
smithsonian centre astrophysicist1.02%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
astrophysicien3.55%FR10/25/201725/10/2017
expert8.12%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
renowned astrophysicist0.51%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
harvard university astrophysicist9.14%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
renowned harvard university astrophysicist0.51%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
astrónomo0.51%ES09/15/201715/09/2017
astronomer30.96%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
observer3.05%EN12/12/201212/12/2012
harvard university astronomer1.52%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Jonathan McDowellEN49.07%
Jonathan McDowellFR17.76%
Jonathan McDowellPT17.29%
Jonathan McDowellDE15.65%
Jonathan McDowellES0.23%


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