Falcon 9 - Iridium Flight 2

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, June 25 on its second mission in support of the replacement of the aging Iridium constellation with upgraded Iridium-NEXT Satellites. Mobile Satellite Communications provider Iridium is undertaking the most expansive satellite constellation upgrade to date, replacing the entire 66-satellite constellation, ten at a time. The replacement effort will enhance Iridium's global communications infrastructure by boosting capacity and adding new services.

An attempt is planned to land the first stage booster on the drone ship 'Just Read The Instructions' in SpaceX's continued re-use aspirations.

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Launch Date: June 25, 2017Launch Updates
Time: 20:25:14 UTCIridium-NEXT Overview
Launch Site: SLC-4E, VandenbergFalcon 9 FT
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FTCountdown Timeline
Payload: 10 Iridium-NEXT (860kg each)Launch Profile
Ascent Duration: 72 MinutesSpaceX Archive
Target Orbit: 625km Circular, 86.66°