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Iridium completes new launch, surpasses 1 mln subscribers

Tuesday 3 April 2018 | 08:43 CET | News
Iridium Communications said SpaceX successfully launched its fifth batch of 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 30 March. All 10 new satellites have successfully communicated with the Iridium Satellite Network Operations Center and are preparing to begin testing. This fifth launch used the same Falcon 9 rocket first stage that carried the third set of 10 Iridium Next satellites to orbit in October of 2017. Shortly before launch, the Iridium network met a major milestone as it surpassed 1 million active subscribers.

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Companies: Iridium / SpaceX
Countries: World
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