Amateur astronomer Ilya Yankovsky has managed to film SpaceX company satellites flying in the night sky over the Sverdlovsk region in Russia’s Urals.
“I must say that the sight is very unusual”, Yankovsky wrote on his page in the Russian social networking site VKontakte, where the video was posted.
The footage showed the flyover of what looked like a string of satellites resembling a comet or a glowing train.
The video comes after the first batch of 60 small satellites was successfully put into low-Earth orbit for US billionaire Elon Musk’s new Starlink internet service on 24 May.
SpaceX’s goal is to launch a total of 720 satellites by the end of the 2020, and eventually increase the number to more than 4,000.