BlueWalker 3 will travel to California for final environmental testing and then be delivered to Cape Canaveral, FL for launch into low Earth orbit in early to mid-September
AST SpaceMobile today announced that its BlueWalker 3 test satellite has been fully assembled and left its Midland, TX headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Over the next few weeks, BlueWalker 3 will be undergoing final environmental testing at an off-site facility in California, which will provide flight data to be used during the launch at Cape Canaveral. Following this activity, BlueWalker 3 will continue its journey to Cape Canaveral, with a launch window for early to mid-September.
The actual launch date remains subject to change and is contingent on a number of factors including, but not limited to, final testing, final integration, ground transport, timely readiness of the launch vehicle and other unknowns including, but not limited to, weather conditions or technical problems.