Starlink, a SpaceX project, intends to deliver global internet access via a constellation of thousands of tiny satellites.
Some experts believe Starlink's radio transmissions may stymie the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
Text: SpaceX has been working to mitigate the impact of Starlink on astronomy through techniques such as satellite shielding.
As the number of satellite constellations increases, communication between firms like SpaceX and the scientific community is critical to limiting the influence on space research.
The challenge comes in combining the benefits of global communication with the preservation of radio astronomy and the quest for alien life.
Text: Starlink satellites can cause radio frequency interference, which could interfere with radio astronomy operations.