According to a study published in 2010, by AGU 100, by Atmospheric Science, there is a potential climate impact of black carbon emitted by rockets that must be accompanied by the 5G rollout.
Implementation of the 5G global wireless network requires the launching of rockets to deploy satellites for 5G.
“A new type of hydrocarbon rocket engine is expected to power a fleet of suborbital rockets for commercial and scientific purposes in coming decades. A global climate model predicts that emissions from a fleet of 1000 launches per year of suborbital rockets would create a persistent layer of black carbon particles in the northern stratosphere that could cause potentially significant changes in the global atmospheric circulation and distributions of ozone and temperature.”
According to the study, rocket emissions that have been studied previously [World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2002], focused primarily within the context of chemical ozone loss caused by solid rocket motors that emit chlorine and alumina particles. None of the previous studies considered how rocket emissions might alter the radiative balance of the atmosphere.
“Particles emitted by rockets, on the other hand, might be expected to modify radiation fluxes in the stratosphere and have not been previously studied in this context. Particles emitted by rockets include alumina, metallic debris, and soot or black carbon (BC) particulate, in variable amounts depending on the engine and altitude. BC is known to modify the radiative properties of the atmosphere because it efficiently absorbs solar shortwave radiation [Balkanski et al., 2010; Crutzen, 2006]. “
“The atmosphere may be particularly sensitive to BC emitted by HC‐fueled rockets because they emit several orders of magnitude more BC (per unit propellant) than aircraft, directly into the upper stratosphere from fixed sites. Thus rocket BC has much longer lifetime and larger steady state stratospheric burden, at greater altitude, than aircraft burning the same amount of fuel.
The group estimated rocket RF is large enough to require a more detailed look at the problem of rocket Black Carbon emissions.
In conclusion, the group estimated that for HC‐fueled rockets, the climate impact of BC soot emissions dominates over CO2 emissions by a factor of about 10 to the 5th power , for as long as the launches continue .
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