BlueWalker 3 Satellite As Seen From the Ground

The BlueWalker 3 satellite captured on 3 April 2023. The optical brightness of the 8 meter x 8 meter satellite — one of the brightest objects in the night sky having reached a peak brightness of magnitude 0.4 — is exhibited here as it travels across the starry backdrop. For comparison, two fainter satellites can also be seen in the footage; Starlink-4781 (in front of BlueWalker) and Starlink-4016 (paralell and slightly behind BlueWalker in a few frames).


Delft Technical University/M. Langbroek

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Release date:Oct. 2, 2023, 8 a.m.
Related announcements:ann23027
Duration:34 s
Frame rate:29.97

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