Iridium Communications has set Jan. 8 for the eighth and final launch of its second-generation Iridium Next satellites, a milestone intended to deliver new global tracking and safety-certified communications services for the aviation industry. The launch by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base, California, will deploy the final 10 of 75 Iridium Next satellites into low-Earth orbit and complete a launch campaign that began Jan. 14, 2017. A “minor technical ...

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