On Friday, satellite constellation Starlink will once again be visible over Poland. According to Nocne Niebo, a majority of the country will experience a high, zenithal passage of the satellites. Weather conditions permitting, Elon Musk’s cosmic train should be highly visible. Here is when and where to spot the Starlink satellites.
The Starlink flyover will begin at 17:37. The satellites will traverse the sky from west to east. Although the devices, launched into low Earth orbit as part of the G7-6 mission, have separated from each other, they are still visible, providing viewers with an interesting cosmic spectacle.
Nocne Niebo has prepared a special animation for 49 Polish cities, making it easier to locate the passage of the Starlink satellites. This can be viewed below.
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company, has already planned the next launch of Starlink satellites. The mission is expected to commence on Friday, November 3, at 23:30 Polish time. The Falcon 9 rocket will take off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, carrying 23 devices. These will join the expanding satellite constellation, which aims to provide global network connectivity.
Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation that utilizes low Earth orbit to provide broadband internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls, and other services. The satellites orbit at an approximate distance of 550 km from Earth and cover almost the entire globe. According to SpaceX, the data transfer time between users and the satellite is approximately 25 milliseconds.
Additionally, NASA is concerned about the deorbitation of the International Space Station (ISS) and the lack of a proper plan, which could lead to a catastrophe.