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SpaceX's Pre-Flown Rocket Sends 4th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Into Orbit; Matt Desch Comments

SpaceX's Pre-Flown Rocket Sends 4th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Into Orbit; Matt Desch Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Iridium Communications' fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Friday at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. The launch marks the first use of the rocket's previously-flown first stage that SpaceX fielded in June to bring the second set of Iridium NEXT …

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Matt Desch: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket's Stage 1 Booster Arrives in California for Iridium Satellite Launch

Matt Desch: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket's Stage 1 Booster Arrives in California for Iridium Satellite Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Iridium CEO Matt Desch announced in a Twitter post Monday the arrival of the stage 1 booster for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket in California for the launch of Iridium satellites as part of the company's NEXT constellation, Ars Technica reported Monday. Eric Berger writes the rocket's first stage booster was spotted Sunday in …

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