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BlueWalker 3 readies for launch

AST SpaceMobile, backed by Vodafone and other cellular operators, says its BlueWalker 3 satellite, designed to create a space-based cellular network directly accessible from standard mobile phones, will launch around August 15th. The test satellite’s launch date is subject to the usual constraints of weather and last-minute technical factors. BlueWalker 3 will launch from Florida […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

AST SpaceMobile announces launch date of BlueWalker 3

AST SpaceMobile, the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has confirmed it plans to launch its BlueWalker 3 test satellite from Cape Canaveral, FL during the week of August 15th. The actual launch date remains subject to change and is contingent on a number of […]

June 14, 2022

NASA concerned over new mega-constellation

AST & Science is planning a mega-constellation of satellites, called SpaceMobile, to provide 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity anywhere on the planet, including aircraft broadband connectivity. Texas-based AST & Science (AST) has won investments from the likes of Vodafone and Japanese e-retailer Rakuten and bringing the amount raised to $128 million. Its first test-satellite will reportedly launch later […]

November 10, 2020