Three devices from the constellation 60 Starlink satellites have been successfully launched last May by SpaceX, a US businessman Elona Muska, they lost contact with Earth and stopped working, informs Business Insider, which states a spokesman for the company.
At the same time, the company announces its intention desorbit two other satellites deliberately "simulate the process of ending life". "The three satellites that initially communicated with Earth, but who are no longer in service, will passively desorbitar," says comunidado.
However, representatives of the company they did not describe in detail what happened with their devices.
The two-story Falcon 9, produced by SpaceX, was launched and released in the orbit of the first 60 Starlink satellites on May 23 at the Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) airfield.
The goal of Musa goes by to create a constellation of 12,000 satellites to provide broadband Internet all over the world from the low orbit of the Earth.
After launching the artificial satellites set, Dutch astronomer Marco Langbroek managed to capture how the night sky crossed at high speed, moving at the same time and very little between them. The author of the footage compared the images with the "train", as the lights of the satellites resemble the burning windows of the wagon in the dark.
On the other hand, different astronomers believe that the constellation of these 60 satellites might be detrimental to science. Experts fear that the satellite system will interfere with visual observations and even radio astronomy.
In that sense, Musk said Starlink would not have any impact on spatial observations, adding that "helping billions of economically vulnerable people do better".