SpaceX has filed to launch Gen 2 Starlink satellites once every week in 2023. If they are able to use the Super Heavy Starship they could launch 100 at a time. This would reach up to 5000 Gen 2 Starlink satellites with direct voice and text to your existing cellphone.
This would enable 80 times the capacity of the Iridium satellite phone network.
It would mean your T-mobile coverage map would be a solid color for every inch of the earth. All of the land and the oceans.
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