July 17, 2024

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Starlink satellites: Facts, tracking and impact on astronomy

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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.


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