AST SpaceMobile enters deal with Spacex for launch of prototype spacecraft

Monday 2 August 2021 | 10:42 CET | News
AST SpaceMobile announced an agreement with SpaceX for the launch of its next prototype spacecraft, BlueWalker 3. BlueWalker 3 is expected to launch aboard a SpaceX mission from Florida in March 2022. The spacecraft has an aperture of 693 square feet and is designed to communicate directly with cell phones via 3GPP standard frequencies. 

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