SpaceX also intends to desorb two of the functioning satellites to test the process
It's still an early day for Starlink but supposes you will not see many dead satellites to block Earth's orbit. Concern is rather large. Eventually, SpaceX hopes to place a constellation of nearly 1
Fortunately, the satellites will not last forever. SpaceX already expects satellites to last for five years before sinking into the atmosphere. It's just a question of how many of these machines do controlled sinking rather than fail in unpredictable ways.