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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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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

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Landing

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

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