A rocket launch may appear in the US on Thursday night in the UK.
SpaceX, the US space transportation company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is launching another batch of satellites Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sitting on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, they will rise above the same complex that sent Apollo astronauts into space at around 9.39 pm UK time (4.39 pm US time).
According to the website MeteorWatch, about 15 minutes later, the final stage of the rocket and its cargo should be visible to the naked eye as it passes from the UK to the west to the east.
It will look similar to the International Space Station as it crosses the sky – a dazzling dot, and high speed. A scheme of the route posted online tracking it to the south of the UK, but maybe visible throughout the UK.
You are advised that if you go outside to try it out, it can vary depending on the factors of the day.
Over the next few nights, you are likely to be able to see a train of 60 Starlink satellites launched from spacecraft – the latest batch to join hundreds of communications satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceX aims to be thousands in the sky and provides global satellite Internet access.
This is the latest launch by SpaceX, which has recently become busy. In late May, he launched his first two astronauts into space to join the International Space Station. Robert Behanken and Douglas Hurley were the first astronauts to land from the US since the end of the space shuttle program nearly a decade ago.