60 satellites in a series over the sky of Netherlands

On Friday, May 24, 2019 in the skies over Dutch city of Leiden, an amateur astronomer was able to film an impressive “train” from satellites. The 60 satellites were launched into orbit around the Earth 22 hours earlier by a rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX of the Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is part of the Starlink Project, a future satellite internet based on a constellation of 12.000 orbiting satellites. The Starlink will offer a broadband internet service with reduced data transfer delay (25ms compared to 600ms for the conventional Internet satellite in geostationary orbit). The amateur astronomer saw the satellite random train. He had calculated its orbit and knew where and when to go.

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