Watch Live: The first Iridium NEXT satellites launch Saturday, January 14

Iridium NEXT satellites launch

Our team is excited to share that the Iridium NEXT satellite launch has been set for Saturday, January 14th at 11:45 pm EST (08:45 am PST), weather permitting.

Iridium announced today SpaceX’s news that the static test fire of the Falcon 9 is complete, and that the rocket should be ready for the first launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites next week. For more information on SpaceX’s announcement and investigation results, click here.

Iridium is replacing its existing constellation by sending 70 Iridium NEXT satellites into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket over 7 different launches. To learn more about Iridium NEXT, click here

View the live webcast here: www.IridiumNEXTlaunch.com (Access Code: NEXTevolution)