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BlueWalker 3 (BW 3)

BlueWalker 3 is prototype satellite for AST & Science. AST & Science's SpaceMobile constellation.

The satellite will be to test AST & Science's patented technologies for connecting to cellphones in a space environment for their planned SpaceMobile constellation. The ~ 1.5 ton satellite will deploy a 10 m diameter antenna to connect directly to standard mobile phones.

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
BlueWalker 3 (BW 3) - 2021 with ?
Further SpaceMobile missions: