Iridium Plans Final Launch Of New-Gen Satellites

Credit: Iridium: Thales Alenia Space
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 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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