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Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites: what they are and what they are for

Have you noticed that videos have gone viral on social networks where lights are seen and those who record them say they are UFOs? Well, we are sorry to disappoint you but you should know that these lights, which are kept in a linear formation, are nothing more than satellites of Elon Musk’s company, Starlink.

Starlink satellites provide Internet with higher than average speeds and are developed by the Spacex company. The goal is to have 12,000 satellites in orbit and seeks to compete with other satellite companies.

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Why are they seen in the sky?

These particular lights that may suggest aliens are watching us are not always visible to people as they keep orbiting the earth.

You can even know when they are going to pass through your city through their website. For that follow these steps:

  • Go to the next page FindStarlink.com
  • Put your country and the name of your city, if it does not appear you can select one that is close
  • Select the option Find Visible Times
  • It will redirect you to a page with the dates and times they will be in your city and will even tell you where you can watch
  • It will suggest hours so that you can see them clearly, and if there is bad weather, it will also indicate it.

In Mexico you can hire this service through your official websitethis has a cost of eight thousand 300 pesos for the equipment, shipping is free and the monthly payment is one thousand 100 pesos.

The speeds that Starlink promises range from 50 Mbps to 250 Mbps in its standard service and from 150 to 500 Mbps in its most expensive mode, both with a latency of between 20 and 40 milliseconds.

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The package consists of an antenna that communicates with the Starlink satellite and sends the signal using the propagation of electromagnetic waves through a vacuum.

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