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For this eighth and final planned Iridium mission, 10 Iridium NEXT satellites will be launched as part of the company’...

For this eighth and final planned Iridium mission, 10 Iridium NEXT satellites will be launched as part of the company’s campaign to replace the world's largest commercial communication satellite network. Including the seven previous launches, all with SpaceX, Iridium is deploying 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.

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Lift Off
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Core/Flight
History

B1049/F9-067

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

8600kg

Customer

Iridium Communications

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Landing
Landing
Landing(s)

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

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