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BlueBird 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

BlueWalker 3 [AST & Science]
(Blue Bird 1 similar)

BlueBird 1 to 5 are the initial five satellites for AST & Science's SpaceMobile mobile communications constellation.

The satellites use AST & Science's patented technologies for connecting to cellphones in a space environment for their SpaceMobile constellation. The ~ 1.5 ton satellites will deploy a 10 m diameter phased array antenna with 64 m2 area consisting of numerous identical sub-antenna modules to connect directly to standard mobile phones.

The first five satellites are closely based on the BlueWalker 3 prototype with improvements to accelerate deployment of the operational constellation. The later BlueBird satellites will be larger and more poweful.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications, technology
Operator: AST & Science
Contractors: AST & Science
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~1500 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BlueBird 1 - 2022 CC or Va Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with BlueBird 2, 3, 4, 5
BlueBird 2 - 2022 CC or Va Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with BlueBird 1, 3, 4, 5
BlueBird 3 - 2022 CC or Va Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with BlueBird 1, 2, 4, 5
BlueBird 4 - 2022 CC or Va Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with BlueBird 1, 2, 3, 5
BlueBird 5 - 2022 CC or Va Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with BlueBird 1, 2, 3, 4

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