Iridium NEXT Launch Update: The Third Launch is on for October 4th!

On August 25, 2017, we shared our new target launch date for Iridium-3, provided by SpaceX: Due to the many preparations that take place in advance of a launch, SpaceX needs a few extra days to get ready. Get your espresso machines ready, because we are slotted for an...

Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and will bring...
Hydrazine – Toxic for humans, but satellites love it.

Hydrazine – Toxic for humans, but satellites love it.

Today’s successful static fire test is yet another significant milestone passed along the way to the second Iridium® NEXT launch on June 25th. And, just like how the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has a sophisticated engine system, Iridium NEXT satellites each have their own...