successfully returns to launch with Iridium-1 NEXT Falcon 9 mission after last
year launchpad explosion!
has succeeded in launch a Falcon 9 rocket from California, its first launch
since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a launch pad in pre-flight procedures in
September 2016. The launch took place at 9:54 AM PT Saturday; It’s a huge
success for SpaceX, which has had to delay its launch schedule since the
second-stage also successfully reached low-earth orbit, where it will begin the
next stage of the mission, deploying Iridium’s 10 satellites. This mission is
the first in a series for client Iridium, that will see it deploy 70 satellites
in a network for voice and data communication. It’s also a green light for
SpaceX in terms of the company pursuing its aggressive launch schedule.
year, SpaceX completed only 8 of 20 launches, due to the September 1 explosion
that halted all new launches for severel months which make the company loses
more than 250 million US dollars! SpaceX successfully began deploying the Iridium
satellites as of around 11 AM PT/2 PM ET. All satellites were successfully
deployed as of 11:13 AM PT / 2:12 PM PT, signalling a successful mission for
the space company!
SpaceX Is Back With A succesfull New Mission After September’s Launchpad Explosion!
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