Iridium to Deploy all Next generation satellites by Fall this Year

Iridium is hoping to that by September; they would deploy its next-generation satellite constellations. They also expect the satellites to be in service around the same period. The Chief Executive of Iridium, Matt Desch, revealed this in a conference call with reporters. He said it is possible to put the satellites in their planned orbits […]

Falcon-9 and H-IIA deliver their payloads to orbit in the same day

Today two different rockets from two different continents delivered their payloads to orbit after flawless flights. Both launches separated only 72 seconds. H-IIA rocket was launched on December 23, 2017 from Tanegashima Launch Center in southern Japan with two satellites under the payload fairing. Rocket with GCOM-C (Global Change Observation Mission-Climate) and SLATS (Super Low […]

Falcon-9 with Iridium satellites grounded by poor weather

Nine powerful Merlin-1D engines inside long for 70 m rocket are not enough in face of the power of weather. Due the weather forecasts predicting heavy rainfall and winds, SpaceX was forced to postpone launch of their Falcon-9 rocket planned for 9th January 2017. Rocket remains safe with ten Iridium data relay satellites encapsulated under […]

SpaceX launch of NASA and Iridium satellites delayed

Two critical NASA earth observation satellites have been postponed until May 22. These two satellites involve NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission as well as five Iridium Next Commercial communication satellites which were all set to lift off from the ground on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on last Saturday (May 19). […]

Another Iridium satellites on the top of the refurbished Falcon-9 booster

Iridium signed agreement with SpaceX to use refurbished boosters in two following launches covering delivering to orbit in total another twenty Iridium communications satellites. First flight of refurbished booster for Iidium with Next 31-40 satellites is planned for December 23rd, 2017 at 01:26 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Second mission covering placing on orbit […]

Busy weekend for SpaceX

Two Falcon-9 rockets reached space during last weekend and delivered ten Iridium satellites and first Bulgarian GEO communications satellite, BulgariaSat-1. It was pretty hard weekend for SpaceX. Two launches contracted for two different companies with two different payloads and from two different launch sites were surely exhausting for launch team specialists. SpaceX managed to show […]