60 satellites for global Internet project fly over Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Those satellites are the project of Elon Musk
10:56, 26 May 2019



Overnight from Saturday to Sunday, May 26, 60 Musk's satellites will fly over Ukraine. They were launched into space for a global Internet project, as astronomy observation Astro Alert reported.

It should be noted that the SpaceX Company launched 60 satellites on May 23. Each of them would fly around the planet at a distance of 550 km from the surface. These satellites will be able to provide internet connection around the globe with the help of solar energy. The company is going to add to these satellites many others soon and plans to launch thousands of such satellites into space.

Related: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 rocket

The satellites were flying over Ukraine yesterday, May 25.

  • Kyiv10:09m., 11:45 p.m., 1:23 a.m., 4:15 a.m.;
  • Kharkiv - 10:03m., 11:40 p.m., 1:17 a.m., 2:54 a.m., 4:31 a.m.; 
  • Lviv - 10:02 m., 11:38 p.m., 1:15 a.m., 2:52 a.m., 4:29 a.m. 

Related: SpaceX: Musk says Starlink at 1,000 satellites to make Starlink “economically viable”

According to the report, the realization of the project started on February 22, 2018. Then, the company Falcon 9 launched two test satellites Tintin-A and Tintin-B into orbit. SpaceX estimated the Starlink project at 10 billion dollars, but experts believe that the number was even higher.

Earlier, the fifth Falcon 9 rocket - fifth one over the year so far - took flight on Thursday evening, May 23, sending 60 Internet-beaming satellites into space.


Related: Successful deployment of GPS III SV01 to medium Earth orbit confirmed, - SpaceX


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