How To See SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites In The Sky

( Find SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites in the sky with the stargazing app Star Walk 2. )

When to see Starlink Satellites in June 2020

In June 2020, observers will have two more opportunities to see incredible Starlink satellites in the night sky. Weather permitting, SpaceX will attempt to launch its ninth batch of approximately 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites into low Earth orbit on June 12, 2020. This mission is known as Starlink 8. The Falcon 9 rocket is set to lift off at approximately 09:30 GTM (5:30 a.m. EDT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

How to find Starlink satellites above your location

After the launch of new Starlink satellites, you can find them in our astronomical applications Star Walk 2 and Satellite Tracker by Star Walk. These applications provide detailed, current and accurate information on the position and trajectory of Starlink satellites. In Satellite Tracker by Star Walk, Starlink satellites will appear in the list of objects. To find satellites in Star Walk 2, open the app, go to the search and choose the satellite icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. You will see Starlink satellites at the top of the ‘Main Satellites’ list.

( Find detailed, current and accurate information on the position and trajectory of Starlink satellites in the free stargazing app Star Walk 2 for iOS and Android. )

About the Starlink project

The goal of SpaceX’s Starlink project is to provide high-speed broadband Internet access to everywhere on the planet. To achieve this goal, SpaceX plans to launch about 30 thousand satellites into Earth orbit. Representatives of the company say that this would allow people living in sparsely populated and hard-to-reach areas to use the Internet at the speed of up to 1 gigabit per second. The ultimate Elon Musk’s plan is a massive constellation of 42 thousand satellites.

Point your device at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at 🌌✨