Lights thought to be SpaceX Starlink satellites spotted in sky over Norwich

Katie Ramirez
June 15, 2020

Affordable space missions is one of Elon Musk's key goals, which is what SpaceX shot to fame for.

Today, SpaceX will make its third launch in two weeks with another Starlink mission into low Earth orbit, which will bring the total number of Starlink Internet satellites launched to date to almost 540. A customer of the company, "Planet" used SpaceX's facilities to send 3 of its own high resolution satellites on this mission. LaunchPhotography.com had the option to get considerably progressively explicit, expressing that South Korea's ANALYSIS II interchanges satellite could lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket at some point toward the beginning of July, while Teslarati has discovered that the crucial probably planned to dispatch when the second seven day stretch of the month.

SpaceX launched 58 new Starlink satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday morning, and three Planet satellites accompanied it on the journey. Three more Planet Lab SkySats will be distributed on a Starlink mission this summer, completing the fleet of 21 satellites. The problem was particularly noticeable immediately after each launch of Starlink before the satellites reached their final orbital altitude of about 550 kilometres. That brings the total number of operational Starlink broadband internet satellites on orbit to 538. The program has as its aim to include thousands of satellites in orbit around Earth.

The Starlink project needs at least 800 satellites to serve in a wide band area.

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SpaceX has launched its latest batch of Starlink satellites, growing the constellation by another 58 spacecraft just 10 days after its most recent Starlink launch.

In a statement, the company said that it deployed SkySat satellites about 13 minutes after liftoff and the Starlink satellites 39 minutes after the liftoff.

The company also intends to post information about the location of all Starlink satellites on tracking website Space-Track.org, to help astronomers schedule observations.

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