gives an impression how many of them are circling our earth.. also see here

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+34 1. ZaMpTi commented 10 years ago

there are so many, must be cheap to have one ;D
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+83 2. superfly commented 10 years ago

Yet i still cant get signal on my phone ._.
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-16 3. paolo commented 10 years ago

how all of these are spyware?
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+22 4. iShine commented 10 years ago

....ok so 13.000 with or with out the ones we are not suppose the know about??
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+18 5. mala-zmija commented 10 years ago

They should start showing the earth differently in the's like a beehive:)
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+10 6. WhiteWolf commented 10 years ago

Hoooooooly :O :O I thought there are maybe a 100.
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+12 7. OMGkungfu commented 10 years ago

big brother is watching u
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+23 8. DarthYoda commented 10 years ago

#2 dude, your phone does not use satellites for signal, your phone doesn't even have enough strenth to even get out of the stratosphere... What you do use are those huge poles (which are called cells, and thats where the word cellular comes from). When you can't get a signal, it just means that you are between two of those huge poles. You can find phones which use satellites, but they are mostly for the army and they are the size of the first phone. Satellites are mostly used for other types of telecommunications, or they are also used for weather and many other things, but not for your phone.
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+54 9. YetiGrowl commented 10 years ago

how the hell do the aliens get past this shit?!
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+3 10. iovnzu commented 10 years ago

this is messed up....
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+7 11. Kendiana commented 10 years ago

#9 Yeti, they MIGHT be the aliens??? :S
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+3 12. PortugaL26 commented 10 years ago

Looks like a swarm of mosquitos sorrounding the earth.

#9 Aliens have supposedly a way more advanced technology than us, so i think that was piece of cake.. :D
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+7 13. irishgek commented 10 years ago

There might be 13,000 but i think a Good few of them are in junk orbit , just floating space junk
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+21 14. Trooper commented 10 years ago

It does look impressive but remember that the satellites in this video are not drawn to scale, they are in fact much, much smaller.

Mow, remember that the satellites are a few hundred if not thousands of miles up in space. Remember that the surface area of a sphere increases with the radius(squared). At the altitudes we are talking about, the "space" available in space is quite amazing, many times the amount of space available on the surface of the Earth. So fitting 13,000 satellites up there is like fitting 13,000 grain of sands in a football stadium.

Bottom line, you probably have better odds of winning the lottery twice than to hit a satellite while traveling through Earth's low orbit space.

Now the question is: Do we really need 13,000 satellites and how much damn carbon have we put in the atmosphere getting those things up there?
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+2 15. thecamronmoore commented 10 years ago

#14 Nice Wikipedia man! :)
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+5 16. SeanzBeanz commented 10 years ago

We will launch so many satellites they will blot out the sun! ~ 300
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-7 17. zxoxz commented 10 years ago

I think....Think not know that the following verse refers to the satelites...

Revelation 6:13
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
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+3 18. cretia commented 10 years ago

#17 is this Sunday school
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-2 19. LQoQK commented 10 years ago

#8 apparently you have never heard of satellite phone
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+7 20. Johnnosk commented 10 years ago

#16 Then we shall watch TV in the shade!
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+3 21. Mullemeck commented 10 years ago

#19 Might be good to read what he says before trying to act smart, he allready mentioned the satellitephone.

#14 Many, many companies has a satellite up for whatever reason and how they get it up there is simply that they buy a slot on a spaceshuttle whos going up for exchanging astronauts in that dockcentral or are going on some mission. I'd like to think there's not a spaceshuttle whos going up just to place a satellite in orbit, maybe if they're placing many at the same time.
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+2 22. Noobeater commented 10 years ago

And they're all spying on me.
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+2 23. Coresi commented 10 years ago

Wow, I think at every warning shot one satellite goes down
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+2 24. Snapsa commented 10 years ago

Looks awful.. human beings are very strange.
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+1 25. ringmaster commented 10 years ago

6 500 000 000 people / 13 000 satellites = 500 000...
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+2 26. havz0r commented 10 years ago

#20 Best comeback.