WASHINGTON—Iridium has set Jan. 8 as the date for the eighth and final launch of its second-generation Iridium Next satellites, a milestone that will lead to new global tracking and safety-certified communications services for the aviation industry. The launch by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB, California, will deploy the final 10 of 75 Iridium Next satellites into low Earth orbit and complete a launch campaign started on Jan. 14, 2017. A “minor technical ...


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