Iridium has successfully launched 65 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit with SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The final Iridium NEXT launch will take place January 11, 2019, at 7:31 a.m. PST. Once complete, there will be a total of 75 new satellites deployed – 66 in the operational constellation & 9 in-orbit spares.
From Man’s first step on the Moon to the International Space Station, space expeditions have always captivated our imaginations. And while the technology has evolved over the years, what remains alive today is humanity’s bold desire to push the boundaries of where we can go and what we can do.
Iridium NEXT is an example of this drive to redefine what is possible. The launch of Iridium’s second-generation global satellite constellation is one of the most significant commercial space ventures ever. Learn more about the missions and key players that are making this possible – and share in the excitement of this historic program.
As a prominent Iridium Satellite Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on data services, MetOcean Telematics is excited to congratulate Iridium on this historic event and thank you for commemorating this launch with a MetOcean Telematics plaque on the launch rocket. We join Iridium in saying #flarewell and look forward to making way for the future of Iridium NEXT!
Watch the live feed of the launch. It will be available starting 20 minutes prior to launch at www.spacex.com/webcast