From The SpaceX Starlink Megaconstellation To The Search For Type-I Civilizations


Z. N. Osmanov. (2021), JBIS, 74, pp.193-195

Refcode: 2021.74.193


Here we extrapolate the idea of launching SpaceX’s Starlink satellites and study the possibility of building planetary megastructures (either designed as solid objects or as a web of satellites) by Type-I civilizations and the consequent detection of their techno-signatures. We have shown that the instruments of The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) can potentially observe an emission pattern of the huge constructions. Efficiency of the spectral variability method has been emphasized and the role of the FAST telescope was discussed.