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Starlink is a mega constellation of Elon Musk's satellites, with the aim of bringing high-speed internet to anywhere in the world. To date, more than 5,500 satellites of this constellation have been launched, with at least a total of 12,000 satellites planned, with the possibility of later expanding to a total of 42,000 satellites


  • As of 2023-Dec-23, there are a total of 5,627 Starlink satellites launched in 129 flights since 2019, with 5,248 satellites in active service and 414 satellites decommissioned
  • To see the Starlink shell from afar, first open `Settings`, then disable `Objects->Stars`, set `Star Style` to `Scaled Discs`, and on `Render Parameters`, set the `Faintest Stars` bar to 12.00

Shortly after launch, moments before the Starlink satellites are released into Earth orbit

Timelapse of all Starlink satellites orbiting as of 2023-Dec-7

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