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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
 
Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of ten Iridium NEXT satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E here Sunday, Jun. 25, at 1:25 p.m. PDT.
 
This was the first launch for Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, since he took command on June 9th.

"We are once again proud to support another successful launch of Iridium NEXT," said Hough. "This launch is a perfect demonstration of the high level of teamwork and precision that exists between Team Vandenberg and SpaceX."
 
This was the second of eight planned Falcon 9 launches supporting the deployment of Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Each launch contributes to replacing the world’s largest commercial satellite network and the only network that covers 100 percent of the earth. Iridium NEXT will enable new capabilities like Aireon’s real-time, global aircraft surveillance and tracking service, and Iridium Certus?,  the Company’s next-generation communications platform that will bring broadband speeds to even the world’s most remote locations.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium-2 rocket successfully launched from Space Launch Complex 4E Sunday, Jun. 25, at 1:25 p.m. PDT., Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This was the second of eight planned Falcon 9 launches supporting the deployment of Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson/Released)


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Nice picture of our F9 (with logo facing out!) from Saturday before the marine layer rolled in (and never rolled out before launch)...

https://twitter.com/iridiumboss/status/880093547856355328

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Congrats Iridium and SpaceX. Happy Birthday Elon!

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Published on 17 Jul 2017

On June 25, 2017, SpaceX successfully launched 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites, doubling the number of new satellites in the Iridium® constellation. This payload of 10 satellites was deployed into low-Earth orbit, approximately one hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at 1:25pm PDT (20:25 UTC). Here are some of the highlights and memorable moments of this exciting day.

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Published on 17 Jul 2017

On June 25, 2017, SpaceX successfully launched 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites, doubling the number of new satellites in the Iridium® constellation. This payload of 10 satellites was deployed into low-Earth orbit, approximately one hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at 1:25pm PDT (20:25 UTC). Here are some of the highlights and memorable moments of this exciting day.

Here are some very photogenic stills from those first five seconds.
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SNOC Report: First 5 Launch-2 #IridiumNEXT SVs are now active. Remaining 5 completed drift initiations. Ops team preparing for launch #3

https://twitter.com/iridiumcomm/status/892529224183054336

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