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SpaceX Sets New Schedule for Next ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX plans to initiate the 17th International Space Station resupply mission on Wednesday following a static fire test that took place Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday. The company is set to launch its Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:59 a.m., Wednesday, according to NASA. The rocket would transport over 3.7K pounds of scientific payload, as well as crew supplies and hardware.

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Final Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications’ final and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX’s previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium said Friday the satellites, which were fielded to orbital plane three, established communications with its satellite network operations facility after launch and are set to enter the first on-orbit testing phase.

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