SpaceX’s Starlink satellites have been causing a buzz as they make their way across the United States. On Friday evening, residents of Wisconsin were treated to the sight of these satellites passing overhead in a synchronized manner.
These 20 satellites were launched on Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida, on board a Falcon 9 booster. The launch is part of SpaceX’s ongoing mission to bring high-speed internet connectivity to the world from low-earth orbit. With over 5,000 satellites already deployed and plans to launch a staggering 42,000 more in the future, Elon Musk’s company is set on revolutionizing communication infrastructure.
If you want to catch a glimpse of these satellites, the best time to do so is shortly after their launch. At that point, they are still in the process of reaching their designated orbit, which is approximately 320 miles away from Earth.
The Starlink satellites appear as a thin white line of bright lights moving across the night sky. While their presence may seem slightly otherworldly, rest assured that it is not an alien invasion. Instead, it is the result of SpaceX’s relentless pursuit of global internet connectivity.
As SpaceX continues to push the boundaries of space technology, more sightings of these satellites are expected in the future. So keep your eyes on the sky, and you might just get a glimpse of Elon Musk’s ambitious vision in action.