SpaceX is Sending More Iridium Communications Satellites to Replace Old Network

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:08
Beixi Xu
SpaceX sent 10 Iridium Communications satellites to orbit to build up NEXT constellation network
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Friday SpaceX sent 10 Iridium Communications satellites to orbit, which is the fifth of its eight launches contracted with the communications company to build

NEXT constellation network. The company has scheduled to send 75 in total, and Iridium NEXT will replace the world’s largest commercial satellite network of low-Earth orbit satellites.

About the author

Beixi Xu is a Washington-based business reporter with a strong interest in AI, Next Generation Technologies and space exploration. Besides English, she also speaks Mandarin and German. She is currently working as a business and market reporter for Medill News Service, covering retail and transportation.

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