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[翻译]Technology Report - Launch of Satellites Leads to Rise in UFO Reports

更新时间:2019/5/30 19:30:46 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

The launch of 60 small satellites last week led to many people reporting they had seen unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.

上周发射的60颗卫星让很多人报告他们看到了不明飞行物。

The American technology company SpaceX launched a rocket carrying the satellites last Thursday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

美国SpaceX科技公司上周四从佛罗里达州卡纳维拉尔角空军基地发生一枚火箭携带这些卫星升空。

The company said all 60 satellites were successfully deployed into low-Earth orbit. The satellites are designed to produce high-speed internet signals from space to people across the world. Internet users would pay for the service.

这家公司表示,所有60颗卫星都已经成功部署到地球低轨道。这些卫星旨在为世界各地人们提供来自太空的高速互联网信号。互联网用户将会支付服务费用。

Each satellite weighs 227 kilograms and has solar equipment and a small engine to position itself in space.

每颗卫星重227公斤,配备了太阳能设备和小型发动机,可以将自己定位在太空中。

SpaceX chief Elon Musk says his orbiting internet service, called Starlink, will launch in the coming years. Twelve launches of 60 satellites each would provide internet coverage for people throughout the United States, Musk said. He added that 1,800 Starlink satellites could provide coverage for the whole world.

SpaceX公司首席执行官马斯克表示,他的“星链”轨道互联网服务将会在未来几年内推出。马斯克 表示,通过12次发射,每次发射60颗卫星就能为美国各地的人们提供互联网覆盖。他还说,1800颗星链卫星即可覆盖全球。

Musk recently told reporters he believes there is “a fundamental goodness” to giving people in all parts of the world the chance to receive high-speed internet service. His project especially aims to reach areas with no current coverage or where services are costly.

马斯克最近对记者表示,他认为让世界各地的人们有机会获得高速互联网服务是“根本的好处”。他的项目尤其旨在为目前没有互联网覆盖或是成本高昂的地区提供覆盖。

The line of satellites could be seen passing over skies in the Netherlands early Saturday. This led to a rise in reports to a Dutch website set up to record UFO sightings.

周六早晨在荷兰可以看到这串卫星从天空中划过。这导致一家为记录UFO目击事件而设立的荷兰网站的报告剧增。

The Dutch website was flooded with more than 150 sighting reports, the French press agency AFP reported. Many people reported seeing a train of stars or lights moving across the skies at the same time.

法新社报道称,这家荷兰网站上出现了超过150份目击报告。许多人报告称,他们看到一连串星星或是灯光同一时间在天空中移动。

"There's a long line of lights. Faster than a plane. Huh?" said one report. Another person described seeing a "star caravan" in the sky, and someone else wrote, "I have it on film."

一份目击报告称:“这里有很长一串灯,运动速度比飞机还快。嗯?” 还有人称看到了天空中的“星星车队”,还有人写道:“我在电影中看过这种画面。”

One unnamed witness told Dutch broadcaster NOS he had no idea what he was seeing in the sky. "Is it Russia attacking the US? Are they UFOs? Seriously, I didn't know," the witness said.

一位未透露姓名的目击者对荷兰NOS广播公司表示,他不知道天空中看到的是什么。这位目击者说:“这是俄罗斯在攻打美国?还是不明飞行物?说真的,我真不知道。”

One Dutchman who knew about the satellite launch plans shared his excitement after capturing the sighting with his camera. "I cheered them on, the moment they appeared," he told NOS.

一位了解这次卫星发射计划的荷兰人在用相机拍下这一幕之后分享了他的兴奋之情。他对荷兰NOS广播公司表示:“它们出现了那一刻我为它们欢呼。”

I’m Bryan Lynn.

Words in This Story

fundamental – n. relating to the most important or main part of something

caravan – n. a group of people with animals or vehicles who travel together

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