Elon Musk has said his rocket company SpaceX is “fixing” the brightness of its satellites, after the low orbit spacecraft recently became increasingly visible from the ground.The CEO explained on Twitter this week that the angle of solar panels on satellites from its Starlink mission had left them more noticeable. Images and video footage of the crafts spiked on social media this week as users across the world spotted a train of glowing lights in the skies above.”We are taking some key steps to reduce satellite brightness,” Musk wrote. “Should be much less noticeable during orbit raise by changing solar panel angle and all sats get sunshades starting with launch 9.” The BBC reported the craft currently being seen are from a launch in March.The Starlink project is intending to deliver “high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable,” SpaceX explained on Twitter yesterday following the deployment of 60 new satellites from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Astronomer Adrian West, known on Twitter as VirtualAstro, has referred to the Starlink satellites as the “string of pearls” while keeping a close eye on the trajectory of craft passing over the U.K. SpaceX said the seventh… Read full this story
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