SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium-8 launch today, live stream

Federico Mansilla
Enero 11, 2019

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch today from complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

According to a tweet from Iridium CEO Matt Desch on Thursday, the Falcon 9 rocket was rolling out to the launch pad Thursday morning.

The mission will launch the final 10 Iridium Next satellites to space from Vandenberg, culminating a campaign that began with the first set of spacecraft heading to space January 14, 2017.

This is the eighth and final launch for Iridium using SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket carried the last batch of 10 NEXT satellites, which brought the total in orbit up to 75 after a successful deployment.

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This is an "instantaneous" launch window.

To watch the launch, check out approximately a half hour before the expected launch.

To see the launch in person, head to one of several viewing areas around Lompoc. This marks the second playlist with Iridium's seventh launch including songs "in theme" to match countdown milestones or to serve as a tribute. There are sites at Camellia Lane, Firefighter Road and Harris Grade Road as well as Santa Lucia Canyon and Victory roads, Renwick and West Ocean avenues and Floradale and West Ocean avenues.

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