SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will be launching for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium Next.
SpaceX is targeting launch of Iridium-1 Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window opens on January 14th at 9:54:39 am. The satellites will begin deployment about an hour after launch.