About that line of lights in the sky

The photo is from Nick, one of several people who emailed/texted late Friday night about that sight in the sky. It was another Starlink sighting. SpaceX launched another 22 internet-service satellites from Cape Canaveral, Florida, just after 8:30 pm our time Friday, and that was the fourth Starlink launch this month. However, that’s not what we were seeing here, according to FindStarlink.com – this “satellite train” was from Starlink 104, launched a week ago.

9 Replies to "About that line of lights in the sky"

  • Rhonda September 16, 2023 (4:07 am)

    I saw those Thursday night about an hour after sunset at the Lincoln Park waterfront. Very cool sight.

    • John September 16, 2023 (9:00 pm)

      I just happened to look up and see them approaching from the West.    I thought for sure they were UFO’s.  😬.

  • A travesty in the sky September 16, 2023 (7:01 am)

    Gross. To do something of this magnitude on earth you would jump through so many.hoops, there would be public disclosure + input, studies on how it would impact humans, animals, migration patterns, aesthetics, but all Musk needs is an ego and his billions. 

    • Mar-C September 16, 2023 (5:06 pm)

      There are actually a lot of hoops to jump through to launch a rocket and deploy satellites. Lots of regulation and licensing.

      • A TRAVESTY IN THE SKY September 16, 2023 (10:13 pm)

        Were you provided the opportunity to comment on this project? I was not. Musk is interfering in foreign wars. He’s not asking permission for anything. 

        • Mar-C September 17, 2023 (8:53 am)

          Personal opinions about Musk are very separate from FAA launch licenses that rocket companies have to apply for and get granted and FCC licenses that US-based satellite operators have to apply for and get granted. For FCC licenses, there is indeed a public comment period prior to granting. 

        • Mar-C September 17, 2023 (4:52 pm)

          Yes. The FCC has a public commenting period before granting licenses for satellites pre-launch 

  • ThisIsFine September 16, 2023 (9:16 am)

  • SlimJim September 16, 2023 (1:35 pm)

    Space, the final business opportunity. (My apologies to Captain Kirk.)

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