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Iridium NEXT is a second-generation worldwide network of telecommunications satellites to eventually replace the old Iri...

Iridium NEXT is a second-generation worldwide network of telecommunications satellites to eventually replace the old Iridium constellation. These satellites will incorporate features such as data transmission which were not emphasized in the original design.

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Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

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Deployment

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Payload

Iridium-8

8600kg
Orbit Insertion

Polar Orbit (PO)

Customer

Iridium Communications

Landing

Landing

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

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