Satellite direct-to-cellphone startup Lynk Global files for FCC license; 5th payload launches in June

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Lynk Global, a startup designing a constellation of up to 5,000 small satellites to provide a direct-to-standard-cellphone service, has applied for a commercial license with U.S. regulators to launch no more than 10 satellites.

Virginia-based Lynk has launched four payloads to test its design and plans to launch a free-flying satellite this summer on a SpaceX ride-share mission tentatively planned for late June. These are operating under an experimental license.

The commercial license with the U . . .

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