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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:30 PM

How to view the freight train of Starlink satellites.

As many here already know, Musk launched the first of the Starlink sats on Thursday. They will eventually be used for global internet (pending Space Force Supreme Command approval, I guess).

Anyway, the schedule is now up at n2yo. For those unfamiliar with the satellite tracking site, just click "10 day predictions" here and see when they will be visiting your neighborhood. It's best to register if you plan to check often for this or ISS tracking because it keeps your location. They don't seem to spam.

https://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=74001

Here they are streaming across the Netherlands skies on Friday:


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To be honest, I'm not sure I'm going to like seeing these once they're all streaking around like a hypersonic legion of lightning bugs. They're said to be very bright.

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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:36 PM

1. Musk truly has a gift for potentially ruining even simple things like star gazing.

Whats next? Giant ads being projected in every city sky with laser light from orbit Elon?

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Mon May 27, 2019, 11:31 PM

2. That's being looked into.

Pepsi is the latest conglomerate who wants to orbit a giant mylar billboard that will circle in low Earth orbit once an hour, but feedback has been negative so far, as I think should be expected.

https://geekologie.com/2019/04/pepsi-plans-to-use-satellites-with-mylar.php

Coca Cola tested public response about 20 years ago with a similar idea and quietly dropped it. They said the round bottle cap style sign would be about the apparent size of a full moon.

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