Lynk 06 (on Sherpa-FX 2) [UbiquiLink]
Lynk 06, also known as Shannon is an experimental communications satellite built by Lynk Global Inc., 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.
|Type / Application:||Communications|
|Operator:||Lynk Global Inc.|
|Contractors:||Lynk Global Inc.|
|Power:||solar cells, batteries|
|Lynk 06 (Shannon)||-||2021||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with (SpaceX Transporter-2)|