WASHINGTON — A race is on to provide direct, global connectivity between satellites and individual cell phones. However, the major players disagreed on how long it could take to fully tap into the market during a panel discussion at the Satellite 2023 Conference on Monday.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Lynk Global PR) — Lynk Global, the world’s only independently verified cell-tower-in-space network connectivity provider, today announced that its 5th satellite (Shannon) successfully deployed into low Earth orbit and is alive and beginning operations. This next-generation satellite advances Lynk’s main objective to provide global commercial service next year —connecting to standard mobile phones — with a constellation of “cell towers in space.”
“Lynk is well-positioned to finish our pre-commercial R&D phase and begin commercial cellular service, from space, worldwide in 2022. Our 5th satellite builds on the 4 previous tests and is a breakthrough in design thinking that will scale to larger sizes while still being mass-produced in the US and at scale,” says Charles Miller, Lynk co-founder, and CEO.
Company reveals more dedicated launches, propulsive OTVs, and GTO/lunar missions to satisfy growing demand for flexible and comprehensive launch services
SEATTLE, March 3, 2021 (Spaceflight Inc.) —Spaceflight Inc., the global launch services provider, announced it has started the year by signing several significant launch agreements with a wide range of organizations, including growing constellations needing routine and reliable launch schedules, smaller payloads requiring affordable bus-like options to popular orbits, firms needing regulatory and logistical guidance, as well as those seeking a personalized taxi service from loading dock to final orbital destination.
Organizations that recently signed launch deals with Spaceflight include Lynk, Astro Digital, Kleos, BlackSky, Umbra, Orbit Fab and several undisclosed U.S. government payloads.