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For this seventh Iridium mission, ten Iridium NEXT satellites will be launched as part of the company’s campaign to re...

For this seventh Iridium mission, ten Iridium NEXT satellites will be launched as part of the company’s campaign to replace the world's largest commercial satellite network. A total of eight Iridium NEXT launches are planned with SpaceX, which will deliver 75 new satellites to orbit. In total, 81 satellites are being built, with 66 in the operational constellation, nine serving as on-orbit spares and six as ground spares. Iridium is the only satellite communications network that spans the entire globe.

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Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Deployment

Success
Payload

Iridium-7

9600kg
Orbit Insertion

Polar Orbit (PO)

Customer

Iridium Communications

Landing

Success

'Just Read The Instructions' (JRTI), Pacific Ocean