Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

Iridium-8

Launch Time
Fri Jan 11, 2019 15:31 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $50.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Vehicles

B1049-2

Just Read the Instructions

Mission Details

Iridium-8

Ten Iridium NEXT satellites will help upgrade the Iridium Constellation. The launch is the last and final of the eight that Iridium has purchased from SpaceX and will complete the 75 satellite constellation. The Iridium satellite constellation provides L-band voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the entire Earth surface.
Payloads: 10
Total Mass: 9,600 kg
Polar Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

2nd orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

74th mission
69th successful mission
40th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

68th mission
66th successful mission
39th consecutive successful mission