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SpaceX resumes flights with Iridium satellite launch

Monday 16 January 2017 | 08:51 CET | News
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched into orbit Iridium Communications' first ten Iridium Next satellites on 14 January. Falcon 9 successfully returned to space after a period in which launches were halted to discover the probable cause of its last crash. Falcon 9's first stage booster successfully landed on a drone-ship at sea. This is SpaceX's 7th recovered rocket overall. Once fully deployed, Iridium Next will enable a new broadband multi-service capability called Iridium Certus.

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Companies: Iridium / SpaceX / Thales Alenia Space
Countries: World
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