AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 test satellite now assembled + on its way to environmental testing – Reuters

AST Space Mobile, Inc. (“AST SpaceMobile”) (NASDAQ:ASTS), which the company claims is building the first and only space-based broadband cellular network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, announced that the company Blue Walker 3 The test satellite has been fully assembled and has left the corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Midland, Texas.

Over the next few weeks, Blue Walker 3 will undergo final environmental testing at an offsite facility in California, which will provide flight data for use during launch at Cape Canaveral. Following this activity, BlueWalker 3 will continue its journey to Cape Canaveralwith an expected launch window of early to mid-September.

The actual launch date remains subject to change and is dependent on a number of factors which include, but are not limited to, final testing, final integration, ground transportation, timely availability of launcher and equipment. Other unknowns may include weather conditions or technical issues. .

AST SpaceMobile is building the first and only global cellular broadband network in space to work directly with standard, unmodified mobile devices based on our extensive patent and IP portfolio. Our space engineers and scientists are on a mission to close the connectivity gaps faced by today’s five billion mobile subscribers and finally bring broadband to the billions who are still unconnected. For more information, follow AST SpaceMobile on YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Watch this video for an overview of the SpaceMobile mission.

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