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What would be a good secondary purpose for SpaceX Starlink satellite constellation?

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jan 25, 2021
What could SpaceX include on the Starlink satellites to make them useful for more than just providing internet access?

Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX in order to provide worldwide internet access. As of early 2021, SpaceX has launched over 1000 satellites. The total number is aimed at 12000 with a possible extension to 42000.

What other potential applications could Starlink satellites be used for?
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Inbound asteroid detection

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jan 25, 2021
The ability to simultaneously look into every direction sounds right for an Inbound asteroid detection

Cataloging space debris

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jan 25, 2021
Cataloging and positioning space debris

Radio telescopes for detection of quasars, pulsars, and black holes

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jan 25, 2021
As per this tweet


Redistribution of a ground-based emergency protocol

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Feb 08, 2021
The Starlink constellation could retransmit emergency messages send by any compatible device. Local authorities would receive the distress signals within the area.

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