Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg with Iridium NEXT Flight 6 & GRACE-FO

SpaceX have successfully launched their Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket today in a rocket launch that occurred at May 22nd 2018 at 20:47 UTC UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Todays rocket launch lifted 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit on the sixth flight for Iridium of a planned 8 launches. Iridium use Low Earth orbiting satellites in large constellations to provide mobile connectivity to users back on Earth. The mission also carried the GRACE Follow-On Misison (GRACE-FO) as a rideshare secondary payload for NASA and the GFZ Potsdam in Germany.

Source: NASA Television

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