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Iridium satellites ‘performing well’ following Vandenberg AFB launch

Posted at 9:27 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 12:27:19-04

Iridium says ten of its NEXT communication satellites sent into orbit last week are performing well and that tests can begin.

They were sent into space on a Falcon9 that launched last week from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

This brings the total number of Iridium satellites in orbit to 65.

The satellites allow people from across the world to communicate, even from remote locations.

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Original story:
SpaceX launches rocket from Vandenberg AFB