Starlink satellite could burn up over UK as it re-enters atmosphere today

By Neil Shaw

A satellite launched into space by Elon Musk has dropped out of orbit and is set to pass across the UK in the next few hours.

The UK Space Agency says there is little chance it will cause any damage when it re-enters the atmosphere, reports The Mirror.

The UK Space Agency tweeted: "A Starlink satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere earlier today, with a low chance it may burn up over the UK very shortly.

"We are monitoring its re-entry together with @DefenceHQ, and there is no expectation the re-entry will cause any damage.

"Due to the varying input data, natural forces and associated observation error, there are always high levels of uncertainty when performing re-entry predictions on any satellite."

Starlink is a network of 1,600 satellites launched by Elon Musk's company SpaceX - designed to bring internet connection to the whole world.

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