Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Iridium, frustrated by Russian red tape, to launch first 10 Iridium Next satellites with SpaceX in July | SpaceNews.com

PARIS—Mobile satellite services provider Iridium Communications on Feb. 25 said it has revamped the launch sequence for its 72-satellite Iridium Next constellation because of red tape in Russia and now plans a first launch of 10 satellites aboard a SpaceX rocket in July.

A second 10-satellite SpaceX launch would occur in October, with the five remaining launches occurring every 60 days thereafter, Iridium Chief Executive Matthew J. Desch said in a conference call with investors.

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