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Iridium Completes Constellation Replacement

12 Jan 2019, 04:53 UTC
Iridium Completes Constellation Replacement
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lofted the final 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit today from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch completes a new constellation of 75 Iridium communications satellites and signals an expansion of Iridium services into broadband. The satellites also carry Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads for Aireon’s air traffic global surveillance...

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