Elon’s Musk satellites.

Starlink is a project that intends to put 12,000 satellites into the Earth’s orbit so they can provide cheap WiFi to the world.They’re built and launched by SpaceX, which also intends to sell its satellites for military, scientific and exploratory purposes.The firm sends its satellites up in batches of 60 at a time and has so far deployed 362 into orbit.Each group is launched atop an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket.How the probes will affect the night sky is causing concern as they sit in a low orbit, so appear brighter than stars and planets.

SpaceX is a Californian rocket company owned by kooky billionaire Elon Musk.