The satellites are still in orbit, and still available to anyone with the power
to get to them.
And as for accessing them from inside the mountain...in both cases, we clearly
see Markus (or Lee) plugging the phone (a smaller version of the contemporary
sat-phones) into a plug marked EXT. ANT. for exterior antenna.
So we covered that.
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