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Yes, those lights you saw over Austin were likely connected to Elon Musk

Lisa Kiehl in northwest Austin sent a video to KVUE showing a string of lights moving across the sky.

AUSTIN, Texas — Lights were spotted trailing through Austin's night sky on April 7, and it's believed they were Starlink satellites from Elon Musk's SpaceX

Lisa Kiehl in northwest Austin sent a video to KVUE showing a string of lights moving across the sky. Mike Prado also sent a video to KVUE:

WATCH: Lights over Austin: Elon Musk's Starlink satellites suspected to be source

She said she believed the lights were Starlink satellites over Austin.

On Wednesday, April 7, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. You can watch a replay of the launch here.

Starlink is SpaceX’s internet communication satellite constellation. The low-Earth orbit constellation will deliver fast, high-speed internet service to locations where ground-based internet is unreliable, unavailable or expensive.

According to Space.com, the SpaceX constellation will not be complete until approximately 42,000 satellites are in orbit. SpaceX isn't the only company with mega-constellation ambitions. Both Amazon and OneWeb, headquartered in London, plan to establish large networks of broadband satellites in low-Earth orbit as well.


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