VIDEO RECAP: SpaceX Launches Iridium-5 Mission On Friday From Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

ABOVE VIDEO: On Friday, March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA– On Friday, March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

This was the fifth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. The satellites were deployed about an hour after launch.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the Iridium-5 mission previously supported the Iridium-3 mission from SLC-4E in October 2017.

SpaceX did not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.

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