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Iridium announces target launch date for Iridium-6/Grace-FO mission

Monday 9 April 2018 | 17:11 CET | News
Iridium said its sixth Iridium Next launch overall is targeted for launch by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California for 19 May at approximately 1:03 PM PDT (20:03 UTC). An exact instantaneous launch window time will be available closer to launch. The second of four Iridium launches planned for 2018, this mission will deliver five Iridium Next satellites to orbit, alongside the twin satellites for the NASA/German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (Grace-FO) mission.

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