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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket puts final 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit

Monday 14 January 2019 | 08:38 CET | News
Iridium Communications announced its final 10 Iridium Next satellites were delivered to low earth orbit (LEO) at 07:31 am PST (15:31 UTC) by a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. All 10 satellites have successfully communicated with the Iridium Satellite Network Operations Center and are preparing to undergo initial on-orbit testing. This was the eighth and final launch for Iridium's historic launch campaign with SpaceX, seeing a total of 75 new satellites deployed over less than two years.

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Companies: Iridium / SpaceX
Countries: World
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