Iridium Communications completed deployment of its Iridium Next constellation with the Jan. 11
launch of the final 10 satellites in the
system. The constellation consists
of 66 operational satellites and nine
on-orbit spares. Credit: Thales Alenia Space Artist's Concept
SpaceX launched the eighth and final Iridium Next Falcon 9 mission Jan. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Credit: SpaceX webcast.
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Photo shows SpaceX's launch of the Es'hail-2 satellite for Es'hailSat on Nov. 15, 2018. Credit: SpaceX.
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Iridium CEO Matt Desch at World Satellite Business Week. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
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Artist view of an IRIDIUM NEXT satellite. The IRIDIUM NEXT operation is a modernisation programme of Iridium satellites. Iridium is a provider of mobile satellite communications services.
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An Iridium Next satellite undergoes pre-launch preparations at a SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for a March 29 launch. Credit: Iridium
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