Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Iridium NEXT Flight 4 from VAFB

SpaceX have launched their final mission of 2017, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying another 10 Iridium satellites. This was the 4th of 8 planned flights for Iridium. Launch occurred at 01:27 UTC, December 23rd 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The first stage was a re-used booster from the 2nd Iridium mission, with no landing legs successfully ‘splashed down’ on the Ocean, it will not be recovered.

Source: SpaceX

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