Iridium Communications is targeting Dec. 30 for the eighth and final Iridium Next launch, which would complete the new constellation of satellites supporting space-based tracking of aircraft and flight-deck broadband connectivity. Iridium and rocket manufacturer SpaceX completed the seventh launch of 10 satellites on July 25, bringing to 65 the number of Iridium Next operational and spare satellites in low-Earth orbit. When launched, the last set of 10 satellites will complete the $3 ...

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