If there really is a terrestrial community on Mars in the future, its members will need to communicate. And SpaceX is already thinking about this: the company wants to install a Starlink structure on the red planet to create a broadband internet network using satellites.
According to Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, it will be necessary to install the network also in other parts of the space for full communication. She believes it is important to develop an interplanetary civilization. Thus, it will be possible to give humanity another chance if there is something horrible on Earth.
Here on Earth, the Starlink network may be offered to the public in beta soon. There are currently 775 satellites in orbit, almost half of the 1,584 needed to complete the first layer around the planet.
According to Elon Musk, as soon as the equipment in the 13th batch reaches its final orbiting positions, a test version of the network should be released. It will be available in the northern United States and southern Canada.