Tag: astronomy

  • Starlink satellites: Facts, tracking and impact on astronomy

    Starlink satellites: Facts, tracking and impact on astronomy

    Starlink is the name of a satellite network developed by the private spaceflight company SpaceX to provide low-cost internet to remote locations.  A Starlink satellite has a lifespan of approximately five years and SpaceX eventually hopes to have as many as 42,000 satellites in this so-called megaconstellation. The current V2 Starlink satellite version weighs approximately…