Internet satellite Starlink 30062 fell back into the Earth’s atmosphere at 3:50 p.m. on April 3 off the coast of California, United States, recorded by meteorologist Dann Cianca in California.
Starlink 30062 one of The satellite belongs to SpaceX’s latest V2 Mini model. SpaceX launched these 21 satellites with a Falcon 9 rocket on February 27. According to Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who tracks SpaceX’s Internet satellites, at least 14 other satellites could suffer a fate similar to that of Starlink 30062. The energy was burned as it fell back to Earth.
There are 3,912 Starlink satellites flying in orbit, 305 satellites have receded and burned up, according to McDowell. These satellites plunge into the atmosphere because it is time to “retire”, making way for the new V2 Mini satellites.
Satellite Starlink V2 Mini
Starlink V2 Mini satellite in orbit immediately after launch. (Picture: HEO RoƄotics)
Billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, once revealed that the new satellite model is experiencing some problems and may force SpaceX to lower its orbit. “There is a lot of new technology in Starlink V2 so we are experiencing some issues, as expected. Some satellites will be deorbited, others will be fully tested before going to altitude.” International Space Station (ISS)Musk said on Twitter on March 22.
SpaceX calls the new batch of satellites V2 Mini, because they are miniature versions of the next-generation Starlink satellites. V2 Mini aims to help SpaceX increase the capacity of its massive Internet satellite network, filling the gap needed for Starlink’s growing needs until the company can launch new full-size versions of satellites.
However, to do this, SpaceX must successfully deploy the Starship heavy launcher. The current Falcon 9 rocket is not suitable to carry the new generation of satellites, forcing SpaceX to produce a smaller version.
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The Internet satellite Starlink 30062 fell back into the Earth’s atmosphere at 3:50 p.m. on April 3 off the coast of California, United States, recorded by a meteorologist…