In my job of supporting people in their jobs and life with technology, I have always been fascinated by connectivity. Wifi, terrestrial networks and satellite based communication. In a consulting job many years ago, I was asked to build a theoretical system that could connect anywhere on the planet. Especially in remote northern canadian communities. I started looking at how we could do it, and found the old adage “A station wagon with a box full of hard drives….” was very true. But after seeing the video below, it might be getting close to not being as true anymore.

SpaceX is doing amazing things all in the pursuit of a lofty goal of getting to Mars and staying there. You can see them taking the engineering challenges one by one. Design each solution, then put them all together. They also do it with some flare. Remember the space man with Bowie!

Using ground relays with Starlink