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ULTP (Lynk The World)

ULTP (UbiquitiLink Test Payload), also known as Lynk The World is an experimental communications satellite built by UbiquitiLink, now known as Lynk, to test communications with standard mobile phones.

This satellite is Lynk's 4th payload to be tested in orbit and is the first free flyer. Earlier UbiquitiLink payloads were flown attached to Cygnus cargo vehicles. It has been built reportedly on an unusual 9U Cubesat form factor.

The satellite was launched in March 2020 towards the ISS. There it was mounted with its Slingshot deployer on the Cygnus NG-13 cargo vehicle. It was deployed on 13 May 2020 from Cygnus NG-13.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: UbiquitiLink → Lynk
Contractors: UbiquitiLink
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (9U) ?
Propulsion:
Power: solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 25 kg ?
Orbit: 476 km × 486 km, 51.65
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ULTP (Lynk The World) 2020-011D 07.03.2020 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-20, Bartolomeo, G-Satellite, Quetzal 1

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