Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

SpaceX ready to launch Iridium for seventh time, aims for double recovery

Follow the SpaceX rocket launch SpaceX launches penultimate Iridium Next mission
Doris Mccormick | 28 July, 2018, 14:33

The Iridium network is comprised of six polar orbiting planes, each containing 11 crosslinked satellites for a total of 66 in the operational constellation. The rocket's upper stage deployed the 860-kilogram Iridium Next satellites into low Earth orbit about an hour later.

Iridium CEO Matt Desch says the NEXT satellites are faster and the voice calls sound better.

The launch itself was successful, the Falcon 9 rocket delivered into orbit 10 communication satellites Iridium constellation. The idea is that SpaceX should be able to bring in a used block 5 for inspection and then send it right back out for another launch up to 10 times in a row without any refurbishment.

New Zealand's Acting PM Has Accused Australia Of "Copying" Their Flag
New Zealand's flag was adopted in 1902, five decades before Australia's current flag was officially recognized in 1954. Bridges said New Zealanders he has spoken to are more concerned about issues such as the economy and healthcare.


Lawmakers begin 5-week recess without forcing vote to impeach Rosenstein
Meadows said after that meeting that there was still "frustration" with how Justice has handled the oversight requests. Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department's progress.


Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight
The Moon will rise in a totally-eclipsed state and we will see about three quarters of the total phase of the eclipse. Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon, and this one is extra special because it's also the blood moon.


SpaceX has been running a fairly fast-paced launch schedule, having launched a Telstar communications satellite on Sunday on a newer Falcon 9 iteration and scheduling another for August 2.

The 10 Iridium satellites will join the dozens of Iridium satellites in space. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. We'll embed the stream below when it's available. Iridium NEXT will enable and introduce new services like the Company's next-generation broadband service, Iridium CertusSM. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Iridium to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

After about six minutes of burning toward space, the planned parking orbit was achieved and the second stage's engine cut off as planned. "We have choppy seas, so today's landing attempt is going to be very iffy", said SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker during the launch stream.

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