Eyes were on the sky last night as a row of bright lights appeared in a straight line over Suffolk. 

The lights weren't shooting stars or an alien UFO looking for somewhere to land, it was one of Elon Musk's projects: Starlink. 

Starlink is a satellite network developed by SpaceX to provide internet to remote and rural locations. 

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East Anglian Daily Times: Starlink in the sky over Castle Hill in IpswichStarlink in the sky over Castle Hill in Ipswich (Image: Claire Radley)As of July 2023, there are just over 4,500 Starlink satellites in orbit which can appear as a train of bright lights moving across the night sky. 

Last year the UK government announced it would be using Starlink as part of new plans to ensure everyone can access fast and reliable broadband coverage. 

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Michelle Donelan, secretary of state for science, innovation, and technology, said: "High-speed broadband beamed to earth from space could be the answer to the connectivity issues suffered by people in premises stuck in the digital slow lane". 

Special equipment is not needed to see Starlink as they are visible to the unaided eye but they are easier to see a day or two after their launch. 

A tracker to find out when is best to see the satellite in the sky above Suffolk, as well as a live map to follow along with, is available online.