A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Thursday. Photo: Florida Today via AP

Mega constellations formed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites could ruin our view of the night sky, warn astronomers

  • The first 60 of an intended 12,000 Starlink probes were blasted into orbit last week
  • The satellites, currently at an altitude of 450km (280 miles), are visible to the naked eye
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Thursday. Photo: Florida Today via AP
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