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Iridium Next satellites reach launch site in US

Thursday 21 September 2017 | 07:33 CET | News
Iridium Communications announced that all 10 Iridium Next satellites for the third launch are onsite at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. The company said pre-launch processing activities are underway. The Falcon 9 rocket stages and fairing components are also onsite and in processing for launch. Scheduled for 4 October at 6:06am PDT (1:06pm UTC), this early morning launch continues the ambitious deployment pace for the Iridium Next programme, set to launch a total of 75 satellites on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. A total of 81 Iridium Next satellites are being built, of which 66 are

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Companies: Iridium / SpaceX / Thales Alenia Space
Countries: United States
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