AST and Science announces successful launch of its first satellite
24 Apr 2019
AST and Science has announced that its first satellite, designated BlueWalker 1, has been successfully launched, stabilized in orbit and is ready for operations.
The BlueWalker 1 nano-satellite was launched into orbit on a PSLV-C45 launch vehicle from the Datish Dhawan Space Center in India April 1. The satellite is functioning satisfactorily and is ready to move into full operation.
BlueWalker 1 is flying in a stable low-Earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude of about 500 miles. It will serve as a testbed for AST and Science patented technologies in space over the next several years.
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