dimanche 25 juin 2017

SpaceX - Iridium-2 Mission success

SpaceX - Falcon 9 / Iridium-2 Mission patch.

June 25, 2017

Falcon 9 rocket launches Iridium-2

On Sunday, June 25 at 1:25 p.m. PDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.

Iridium-2 Launch Webcast

This is the second set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Iridium’s next generation global satellite

Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean, despite challenging weather conditions.

For more information about SpaceX, visit: http://www.spacex.com/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/Thales Alenia.

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