vendredi 30 mars 2018

SpaceX - Iridium-5 Mission












SpaceX - Falcon 9 / Iridium-5 Mission patch.

March 30, 2018

Falcon 9 carrying 10 Iridium satellites launch

On Friday, March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

SpaceX - Iridium-5 Mission

This was the fifth 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. The satellites were deployed about an hour after launch.

Iridium Next satellite

Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-5 mission previously supported the Iridium-3 mission from SLC-4E in October 2017. SpaceX did not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.

For more information about Iridium Next, visit: https://www.iridium.com/network/iridium-next/

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

Images, Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/Iridium.

Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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