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Iridium starts pre-launch processing for next satellites

Wednesday 25 April 2018 | 18:46 CET | News
Iridium Communications announced that it sixth batch of five Iridium Next satellites are in processing at SpaceX's west coast launch site, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This launch will increase the total number of Iridium Next satellites in space to 55 and is the third Iridium launch to use a "flight-proven" SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Currently targeted for 19 May at 1:04:24 pm PDT (20:04:24 UTC), these Iridium Next satellites will be sharing this Falcon 9 with the twin spacecraft for the NASA/German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

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Companies: Iridium / SpaceX
Countries: United States
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