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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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Core/Flight

B1048/F9-059

Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

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Deployment
Deployment
Orbit Insertion

Polar Orbit (PO)

Mass

9600kg

Customer

Iridium Communications

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Landing
Landing
Landing(s)

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

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