SpaceX launches penultimate Iridium Next mission

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The next Falcon 9 launch is now expected to occur at 4:39 a.m. PDT (7:39 a.m. EDT / 11:39 GMT) July 25, 2018, at SpaceX's West Coast launch pad in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties regarding potential delays in the Iridium NEXT deployment, the development and functionality of Iridium NEXT and related services, and the company's ability to maintain the health, capacity and content of its satellite constellation, as well as general industry and economic conditions, and competitive, legal, governmental and technological factors.

Private U.S. spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 more satellites from California Wednesday morning as part of an ambitious project to build a network of satellite telephone relay stations. The rocket placed the Telesat-owned Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. An attempt to catch the rocket fairing on another ship was not successful.

Weather conditions in the area of the ship was too harsh: the wind was so strong that it blew the parachute with a canopy, and he again fell into the water. As per the latest tweet, the company mentioned it intentionally wanted to use the net sometime in July which signifies that it could be utilized for Wednesday's launch.

As usual, SpaceX safely landed the rocket's reusable first stage.

Reusing nose cones could save millions of dollars off the $50 million list price of a Falcon 9 launch.

A live feed of the rocket launch will be available through a SpaceX webcast at www.spacex.com/webcast starting 15 minutes prior to liftoff! So far, though, we haven't heard when the company hopes to relaunch a block 5 for the first time. At the outset of the live-stream, the Falcon 9 rocket was almost invisible, only coming into clear view after liftoff.

The spacecraft Iridium NEXT based on the ELiTeBus platform by Thales Alenia Space.

In total, the mission has planned eight Iridium NEXT launches to deliver 75 new satellites to orbit, according to a statement from Iridium.

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