(MENAFN - UkrinForm) May 26, 60 Starlink satellites of Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched into space for a global Internet project were spotted flying over Ukraine.
As 5.UA TV channel reports, SpaceX successfully launched those satellites with Falcon 9 on Thursday, May 23.
The rocket was launched from a site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 22:30 local time (05:30 on May 24 Kyiv time).
The company stressed that satellites would be put into orbit at an altitude of 440 km in about 1 hour and 2 minutes after launch. Then they would reach a height of 550 km, using low thrust engines.
In Ukraine, the satellites were spotted flying over Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv.
Successful deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed!pic.twitter.com/eYrLocCiws
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