First Falcon 9 Iridium NEXT Satellite Dispenser Arrives at Launch Site

07/18/2016

As the targeted first launch date of September 12, 2016 for Iridium NEXT quickly approaches, Iridium and its partners continue to reach key milestones. On Tuesday, June 21st, SpaceX shipped the first Falcon 9 Iridium NEXT satellite dispenser to the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site in California, and on Monday, June 27th, it was confirmed that the dispenser arrived safely. These events keep the program on schedule and mark significant launch preparation achievements.

 

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