New answers tagged

0

An article has been published last month on this topic. Today, half a ton of satellites is falling into the Earth's atmosphere each day. It is expected that a constellation such as Starlink, once it is fully deployed, will cause 2 tons of satellites to enter the atmosphere a day. This number should be multiplied by the number of starlink-like constellations. ...


3

Jonathan McDowell's Space Report (planet4589.org) website has a page for Starlink statistics. It shows that most Starlinks (check out Starlink L26, rideshare!) deploy from a ~270 km orbit. I found some TLEs (Space-Track.org) of Falcon 9 second stages & debris from some of the latest Starlink launches that support this (earliest Starlink TLEs that I found ...


Top 50 recent answers are included