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Iridium shares Falcon 9 satellite launch with NASA/GFZ

Wednesday 1 February 2017 | 17:59 CET | News
Iridium Communications contracted SpaceX for an eighth Falcon 9 launch of an Iridium Next satellite. Twin-satellites of the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will also be on the back of the rocket. Twin-satellites of the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will also be on the back of the rocket as agreed in Iridium's first rideshare deal. The rideshare brings down Iridium's satellite launch costs and is anticipated to launch out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California by early 2018. The agreement enables

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Countries: World
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