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BlueWalker 1, 2, 3

BlueWalker 1 [NanoAvionics]

BlueWalker 1 is a 6U-CubeSat built by the Lithuanian company NanoAvionics for AST & Science. AST & Science is also an investor in NanoAvionics.

The satellite will be used to test AST & Science's patented technologies in a space environment. The manufacturing and payload integration reportedly was done in one month.

The satellite was released into a lower than planned orbit due to a delayed deployment, reducing the orbital life time slightly.

Two more satellites are planned for 2019 and 2020.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NanoAvionics, AST & Science
Contractors: NanoAvionics
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 434 km × 515 km, 97.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BlueWalker 1 (BW 1) 2019-018AD 01.04.2019 Sr SLP p PSLV-QL with EMISAT, Flock-4a 1, ..., 20, Lemur-2 96, ..., 99, M6P, Astrocast 0.2, AISTECHSAT 3, AIS/APRS/ARIS / releasesed in wrong orbit
BlueWalker 2 (BW 2) - 2020 with ?
BlueWalker 3 (BW 3) - 2020 with ?