How long does it take for the Starlink satellites to reach their final orbit after deployment?

  • $\begingroup$ The current setup seems to be three sets of 20, going to different orbits. Each takes a different amount of time. $\endgroup$ – geoffc Feb 23 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ After asking this question I heard a comment in a Spacex launch video in which they said that over a period of weeks the satellites would gradually move away from each other. That time frame may be as close as I can get. $\endgroup$ – rtuttlejr Feb 23 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ @rtuttlejr since there is TLE tracking data, they can be followed fairly easily, see for example: 1, 2 I think that "2 to 6 weeks depending..." would be about right. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 24 at 3:11

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