The night sky is getting busier! We’ve seen the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, Iridium Flares and hundreds of other types of satellites in orbit around Earth.
Starlink Satellites are the next generation of technology to be sent into orbit around our planet.
There’s a difference with these though! Rather than being just one or two satellites, the Starlink Satellite program is made up of tens of thousands of objects that will orbit Earth.
Will they be of benefit to us here on Earth or are they just going to clutter the dark night sky? What does it mean for the person on the street? Does it mean more for us here in Australia than if we lived somewhere else?
There is lots to think about in this controversial topic and there will probably be more pros and cons to come.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARLINK SATELLITES?
Astrotourism WA keeps an eye out for the Starlink Satellites. It’s difficult to predict when they will pass overhead. Keep a watch out!