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Lynk 05, 06 (Lynk Tower 01, Shannon)

Lynk 06 (on Sherpa-FX 2) [Lynk Global]

Lynk 06, also known as Shannon is an experimental communications satellite built by Lynk Global Inc. (formerly UbiquiLink) to test communications with standard mobile phones.

Lynk is building a network of small satellites to provide affordable cellular coverage to unmodified cellular devices, enabling messaging, data, IoT, and emergency communications everywhere on the planet. These spacecraft have enabled Lynk to conduct the world’s first orbiting cell tower demonstrations for a space-based cellular network. In a very short period, the test program has already successfully demonstrated critical functionalities needed for satellite-to-phone messaging initially using GSM technology.

This satellite is Lynk's 6th payload to be tested in orbit and is the second free flyer. Earlier UbiquitiLink payloads were flown attached to Cygnus cargo vehicles. Lynk 06 will be deployed from the Sherpa-FX 2 free-flying deployer.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Lynk Global Inc.
Contractors: Lynk Global Inc.
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Propulsion:
Power: solar cells, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lynk 05 (Lynk Tower 01) 2022-033F 01.04.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with with EnMAP, ÑuSat 23, ..., 27, GNOMES 3, Hawk 4A, 4B, 4C, Lynk 05, ION-SCV 005, KSF 2A, ..., 2D, PlantSat, SUCHAI 2, SUCHAI 3, MP42, ARCSAT, Spark 1, Pixxel-TD 2, BRO 7, AlfaCrux, BD-Sat, SpaceBEE 128, ..., 139
Lynk 06 (Shannon) 2021-059BM 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.5 R1-1, ..., R1-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, ÑuSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS 01, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEENZ 7, ..., 10, Sherpa-FX 2, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Aurora, ARTHUR 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT
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