Friday, December 02, 2016

3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites - The New York Times

The first in a series of seven Falcon 9 launches that will replace the current Iridium satellite network with seventy new satellites; tangentially, see Russian spacecraft headed to resupply International Space Station suffers mishap (The Washington Post)
"Three months after one of its rockets exploded on a launchpad, SpaceX hopes to resume launching in a couple of weeks.

Iridium Communications, which provides communications services through a constellation of more than 60 satellites, announced Thursday that it was aiming to launch the first batch of its next-generation satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Dec. 16."
3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites - The New York Times
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