ROANOKE, Va. – A new train of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites was launched Thursday. Shortly after launch, these satellites can be visible in the night sky.
Southwest Virginia has two opportunities to see the newly-launched train of satellites. Below is an over-simplified version of what these look like in the night sky.
Both Saturday and Sunday evenings, these will start northwest and move southeast. Saturday evening, this train reaches a peak height of 42° above the surface around 8:44. Sunday evening, the train reaches a peak height of 57° above the surface at 8:56 p.m.
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Information for the flyover in our area was calculated on Heavens Above.
You can learn more about the Starlink mission by clicking here.