Three devices from the constellation of 60 Starlink satellites successfully launched last May by SpaceX, the company of the American businessman Elon Musk, have lost contact with the Earth And they have stopped working, informs Business Insider, who cites the statement of a company spokesman.
At the same time, the company announces its intention to disorbit other two satellites intentionally to "simulate the final process of the useful life". "Three satellites that initially communicated with the Earth but that are no longer in service, will be exaggerated passively," says the community.
However, the representatives of the company They have not detailed what it happened with its devices.
Falcon 9's two-stage rocket, manufactured by SpaceX, was launched and placed in orbit with the first 60 satellites of Starlink on May 23 from Cap Canaveral Air Force Station (Florida , USA).
The goal of Musk goes through Create a constellation of 12,000 satellites to offer broadband Internet in every corner of the world from a low terrestrial orbit.
After the launch of the set of artificial satellites, the Dutch amateur astronomer Marc Langbroek managed to capture video as they crossed the high-speed night sky, moving simultaneously and with very little space between them. The author of the recording compared the images with a "train", since the lights of the satellites are similar to the windows of the wagons in the dark.
On the other hand, several astronomers consider that the constellation of these 60 satellites could be harmful to science. Experts fear that the satellite system will interfere with visual observations and even with radio astronomy.
In this sense, Musk he assured that Starlink would not affect space observations at all, adding that "helping billions of economically disadvantaged people is a bigger asset."