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Updates (latest first)

* 8th December - hover over a sat name and globe moves to center it. Sats now float over globle. Click to set your location

* 2th December - click on a sat label to see a graph of recent altitude

* 18th November - Added tracking of the second launch

* 8th November - Soon after the November 11th batch appears in space-track data they will be included in some way


Dashed lines show the approximate coverage with very conservative viewing slant (approx 60 degrees above horizon, where 90 means vertically overhead).

Map is live from latest observational data from space track dot org.

Mouse: click and drag to move globe, zoom in with scroll wheel or two finger touch pad move.

Mobile: use normal touch operations to move and zoom/unzoom globe

Red satellite names (marked with yellow rings on map) are low/high vs 550km target. Possibly de-orbiting

hover or touch individual names on the left to see how hold the data is


History variation replays the track history over the last N days

Altitudes are the periapsis (lowest part of each orbit)

Hover over any satellite to "focus" on it

Sats plotted in yellow are not at the right altitude so they are either moving relative to the train or have wandered away


No evidence a working starlink network can offer lower latency, or lower prices, than terrestial

Impact on earth based telescopes has not been discussed

Starlink is a play for pentagon funding to keep SpaceX launch schedule busy?