Tagged: Starlink

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are about to ruin stargazing for everyone - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 22, 2020

Samantha Lawler, University of Regina I walk outside my rural Saskatchewan house before dawn and look up, expecting to have my breath taken away by the sheer number of stars overhead. I’m a professional astronomer, but I still appreciate naked-eye stargazing as much as an eager child. This is the first place I’ve lived that’s dark enough to easily see … Read More

Update on how to see the Space-X satellite chains from NZ - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 08, 2020

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] In a previous post I described briefly when and how the Starlink satellite chains – recent launches by Space-X in a scheme to bring 5G internet connectivity to the whole globe – could be seen from New Zealand with the naked eye. Here I provide an update and predictions for the next several days.  … Read More

Seeing the Space-X satellite chains from NZ - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 04, 2020

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] Space-X has started launching its Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit with a plan to use some tens of thousands of these to deliver 5G wifi to the whole globe. Chains of these satellites can be seen in the evening or before-dawn skies, through the sunlight they scatter. Here I provide a movie showing opportunities for … Read More