Lynk Global Inc. Signs Contracts with MNOs to Bring Satellite-Direct-to-Phone Connectivity to Seven Pacific and Caribbean Island Nations

Lynk will begin commercial services in 2022

FALLS CHURCH, Va., February 23, 2022 (Lynk Global PR) — Lynk Global, Inc. (Lynk), the world’s leading satellite-direct-to-phone telecoms company, today announced that it has signed multiple commercial contracts with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) covering seven island nations in the Pacific and Caribbean, including with Telikom Limited in Papua New Guinea- (PNG) and bmobile in the Solomon Islands. Lynk has seen a clear acceleration of contract signings with island nations in response to the recent disaster in Tonga. 

Islands create many difficult challenges for mobile connectivity, including hard to reach locations that drive up the cost of tower construction, exposure to the harsh maritime environment that constantly degrades towers, increasing maintenance costs, and reducing reliability, and populations that are dispersed across large geographies. 

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Lynk Completes Pre-Commercial Trials for 5th Satellite Ahead of Commercial Launch

Credit: Lynk
  • New milestones achieved in the company’s planned 2022 deployment of global cell-towers-in-space service
  • Lynk publishes image of new satellite design

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 8, 2022 (Lynk Global PR) – Lynk Global, Inc. (Lynk), the world’s leading satellite-direct-to-phone telecoms company, today announced the successful completion of pre-commercial tests for its fifth satellite. The completion of this technical milestone advances toward Lynk’s planned deployment of its global ‘cell-towers-in-space’ service later this year.

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Lynk’s Global Satellite Constellation To Begin Providing Commercial Service Next Year

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.

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Trump Adds Commercial Space Advocate to NASA Transition Team

Donald Trump (Credit: Michael Vadon)
Donald Trump (Credit: Michael Vadon)

President elect Donald Trump has named commercial space backer Charles Miller to the NASA landing team amid reports that similar minded advocates will be added to transition group.

Miller is president of NexGen Space LLC, a company that advises clients on commercial, civil and national security space.  He previously served as NASA’s senior advisor for commercial space.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump officials are also working on appointing Alan Stern, chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and Alan Lindenmoyer, who formerly managed NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program. Both nominations are in the process of being vetted for conflicts of interest.

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Space Access ’11: Charles Miller on Fuel Depots and Railroads

ULA fuel depot

Charles Miller
NASA

  • These remarks are his own only, they are not pre-approved and do not represent official NASA policy
  • “We are winning, although it may not be as fast as those in this room would like”
  • In the middle of a paradigm shift – very exciting time
  • Last year, read a book about the transcontinental railroad – Asa Whitney, brother of Eli – developed the idea of a private/public partnership to build a railroad across the country
  • When he proposed it in 1844, was laughed out of Congress by skeptics
  • Asa Whitney never got to build the railroad or see the golden spike driven into the ground in Utah, but he was right
  • Many people see the commercial space dream as similarly crazy — they’re wrong