Several citizens of Colombia caught a bright object falling in the night sky , later revealed to be a failed Starlink satellite .
Users of social networks in Colombia began to upload videos of a bright object falling through the night sky, at first it was thought to be a meteorite, but later it was revealed that it was a Starlink satellite developed and launched by the space company SpaceX .
The satellite that fell to Earth and soared through the skies of Colombia was Starlink-3123 , launched on a mission two weeks ago. The satellite failed to function properly and its descent to our planet was maneuvered from space.
UN METEORITO EN CARTAGENA. pic.twitter.com/kihK7skZMP
— Hele (@JoyceTomaFotos) November 29, 2021
Later, Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, explained on his Twitter account that the object captured in the Colombian skies corresponded to that of a Starlink satellite re-entering the atmosphere.
SpaceX’s Starlink mission is to deploy a huge constellation of satellites to provide high-speed Internet across planet Earth .