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Seventh set of Iridium Next satellites are performing well during pre-operational testing

Monday 30 July 2018 | 15:15 CET | News
Iridium Communications announced that the 10 Iridium Next satellites launched on 25 July by SpaceX are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The launch brought the total number of Iridium Next satellites in orbit to 65. One more Iridium Next launch is scheduled for 2018, which will bring Iridium's total number of new satellites in orbit to 75, including nine spares. A total of 81 satellites are being built, including 66 operational, nine on-orbit spares and six ground spares.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Iridium / SpaceX
Countries: World
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