The SpaceX Starlink satellites are flying over Plymouth tonight

Look up at the sky tonight and you will see a flotilla of satellites across the sky.

The SportX Starlink mission has attracted a lot of attention since multi-millionaire Elon Musk launched the project in 2013. Since then, the search for 10, 20, 30 or more objects on trains across the sky has been increasing.

A Plymouth resident took the picture shortly after sunset on Monday.

Ross Almet told Plymouth Live: “We’ll have to walk more about 20 long lines over Whitley.”

According to reports, visits may get less frequent in the future.

Starlink has reportedly lost the brightness of its low-flying satellite after annoying astronomers.

Starlink above Plymouth

The project saw several rocket launches and is designed to provide high-speed broadband internet with less terrestrial hassle around the world.

So far, SpaceX has launched a total of 597 Starlink satellites out of the planned 12,000.

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SpaceX has previously explained: “Performance surpasses far-reaching satellite Internet, and a global network limited by ground infrastructure, Starlink will provide high-speed broadband Internet in places where access is unreliable, expensive or not fully available.”

SpaceX Tracker
SpaceX Tracker

Here is a list of times when satellites should be visible from today

4:39 pm, 8 December 2020

5:16 p.m., 9 December 2020

5:14 p.m., 10 December 2020

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