Tag Archives: Falcon 9 rocket

Matt Desch: Iridium Reschedules Initial NEXT Satellite Launch to April

Iridium Communications has rescheduled the launch of the first pair of Iridium NEXT satellites to April to provide an additional four months to address an issue with the satellite’s communications payload, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday. Stephen Clark writes Iridium CEO Matt Desch said Oct. 29 that prime contractor Thales Alenia Space found an …

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Samuel Greaves: Falcon 9 Explosion Will Not Affect SpaceX’s Air Force Satellite Certification

A U.S. Air Force official has said the June 28 explosion of SpaceX’s rocket for transportation to the International Space Station will not affect SpaceX’s certification for military satellite launches, DoD Buzz reported Monday. “The Falcon 9 Launch System remains certified and has demonstrated 18 successful missions, three of which met …

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