How to Use Spacex Starlink Satellite Trackers After Falcon 9 Launch

On Tuesday, SpaceX launched yet another batch of Starlink satellites into space on the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, less than a week after its last load was sent up.

The batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites was packed inside the payload section of the rocket, which took off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The rocket then landed on top of the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship, which SpaceX also operates.

It marked the ninth time that particular Falcon 9 booster had taken off and landed autonomously. A full stream of the launch can be seen below.

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The launch now brings the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to well over 1,400, bringing SpaceX one step closer to completing its first shell of satellites in the Starlink internet network.

The first shell is due to have a total of 1,584 satellites, and it is expected to be complete by June 2021, according to Everyday Astronaut.

The number of SpaceX satellites already in space is set to increase dramatically in the coming months and years, with the company planning to put a total of 12,000 in orbit. It has applied for permission to deploy 30,000.

For now, existing Starlink satellites already in orbit can be tracked with online tools that are publicly available. uses public satellite data to visualise the orbits of both Starlink and OneWeb satellites as they travel around the planet. London-based OneWeb is also attempting to build a satellite constellation to deliver internet connections.

Users can choose to navigate either a model sphere of the Earth or a flat map, and can also choose which satellites they want to see by filtering through launches. Click the cogs at the top of the screen to manage the available settings.

The service is unofficial and not affiliated with SpaceX or Starlink. According to the website, it uses public tracking data that is published at

For those who wish to see Starlink satellites passing overhead with their own eyes, the service may be useful.

It works by encouraging users to enter a given location, and the site will then provide information on when the next group of Starlink satellites will pass over said location; which particular batch that group will be; how bright they will be; and where in the sky to look.

Starlink satellites can be seen passing overhead in a line of several units.

Operated by SpaceX, the Starlink project aims to provide people, particularly those in rural areas, with satellite internet.

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A long-exposure image shows a line of Starlink satellites passing overhead in Uruguay on February 7, 2021. The satellites can be tracked online. Mariana Suarez/AFP/Getty