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SpaceX launches 10 Satellites for Iridium Mobile Network

SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket which carried 10 satellites to bolster the global data communications network for Virginia-based company Iridium.
  • The rocket was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California 
  • SpaceX is launching a series of 75 satellites for Iridium’s satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, by 2018.

Key Facts About SpaceX

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp is known as SpaceX.
  • It is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company.
  • It is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
  •  It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk 
  • It is a first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit
  • NASA also awarded SpaceX a further development contract in 2011 to develop and demonstrate a human-rated Dragon
  • This Dragon would be used to transport astronauts to the ISS and return them safely to Earth.
SpaceX launches 10 Satellites for Iridium Mobile Network SpaceX launches 10 Satellites for Iridium Mobile Network Reviewed by insiya yadav on October 11, 2017 Rating: 5

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