RE: SETI Satellites interfering with other space signals

Clements, Robert (
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:50:09 +1000

It's more accurate to say that the current window of opportunity seems to be
closing fractionally faster than improvements in technological sensitivity
can reopen it. Barring a distinct change in priorities on the part of the
rest of the world, it's difficult to believe that we can continue to do much
in the way of Earth-based astronomy (inc. SETI) beyond the first half of the
21st century; but by then, we may be in a position to start moving this
noise-sensitive research to quieter climes: most obviously the Lunar
farside. When the Moon gets too noisy, we'll just have to look at the
Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud & Proxima Centauri III, i guess....

All the best,

Robert Clements <>

> ----------
> From: Larry Klaes[]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 9:15 PM
> To:
> Subject: SETI Satellites interfering with other space signals
> >From: Marcia Steelman <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Saturday, July 10, 1999 3:14 PM
> >Subject: We better find ET quickly...
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >Apparently if we don't find ET soon, it may be too late. According to
> >the article below, the space junk may be interfering with the signals.
> >
> >What do you think?
> >
> >Marcia
> >

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