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Iridium plans launch at Vandenberg AFB

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jan 04, 2019

Iridium is planning a launch out of Vandenberg Air Force Base next week.

Iridium NEXT plans to send a set of communication satellites into space onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The launch is currently targeted for 7:48 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8.

January 9 is listed as a backup date.

The launch was originally scheduled for December 30, but it was pushed back because of a delay involving another SpaceX launch.

The launch will complete Iridium’s mission of replacing its entire network of communication satellites with 75 new satellites.