And the same can be said for Dragon cargo capsules, which unmanned runs to resupply International Space Station, in collaboration with Space space agency NASA.
The 10 spacecraft launched today are the final batch that will replace Iridium’s obsolete generation of telecom satellites.
The new Iridium NEXT fleet will feature 66 operational satellites and nine on-orbit spares.
The most recent SpaceX Iridium mission occurred in July 2018, so this afternoon’s event is called Iridium-8.
Today’s SpaceX liftoff has been postponed several times, in part to give SpaceX to make minor repairs to the Falcon 9.
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