<pre><pre>An astronomer has captured SpaceX & # 39; s recently launched StarLink satellites on video

Earlier this week, SpaceX successfully launched the first 60 StarLink satellites in orbit. An amateur astronomer in the Netherlands saw them after the deployment in orbit and captured the scene on video.


Astronomer Dr. Marco Langbroek wrote down on his blog that he calculated where the satellites would be orbiting and waited with his camera. The result is spectacular: a series of bright dots is flying over the sky, which incites some people report that they have seen UFOs.

Langbroek recorded the video with a "WATEC 902H low-light surveillance camera equipped with a Canon FD 1.8 / 50 mm lens" and counted at least 56 different objects. He noted that the "train" will make 2-3 passes every night and eventually spread in the runways of its destination.

The satellites are part of the more ambitious projects of SpaceX: a gigantic fleet of satellites orbits between 340 and 208 miles up offer internet connectivity around the earth. The SpaceX launch earlier this week is the first of many to eventually orbit 12,000 units in the next few years.