LOS ANGELES – A SpaceX rocket delivered 10 satellites on the low earthquake on Friday, completing its two-year campaign with Iridium Communications Inc. to replace the original fleet, adding a new generation of mobile communications technologies and aircraft tracking capabilities.
The Falcon 9 rocket raided Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:31 a.m. and west of Los Angeles. The first stage of the first used was recovered once again with the landing of a "droneship" bull from the ocean, while the upper stage was still in orbit.
The eighth and final launch of the 3,000 million euro Iridium NEXT project has delivered 75 new satellites to McLean, orbiting the Virginia company. Sixty-six operators will be and nine will be the replacement parts of the orbit. Six other satellites remain on the ground between spare parts.
There were 10 new satellites that were communicated with Iridium's network operations and were preparing to prepare for tests, the company said.
Iridium has moved its new satellites to the positions they celebrated, until they are burning in the atmosphere. Up to now, 60 new satellites are in operation.
Iridium satellites launched the 1990s to provide voice, data, fax and paging services to customers with Iridium handheld phones and pagers.
Among the new capabilities of the newly upgraded version of the fleet, Iridium Certus has been described as a broadband solution, based on security services, between aircraft driverless tracking and control command and control.
Iridium NEXT satellites Aireon LLC carries out a system in the field of air traffic control, in more than 100 percent worldwide.
The air system automatically knows the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data and, in real time, remote areas in the world oceans.
"Today we have overcome an important movement to dump our air traffic circulation for our trip and only a few weeks away from operating systems," said Don Thoma, Managing Director of Aireon. "The riches that have been launched nowadays can begin the integration and testing of the latest commodities and, therefore, the global vision of real, global and air traffic in the world will be a reality."
At Air, he said that he has already processed more than 13 months ADS-B messages a month.
There is a difference between new satellites for skywatchers: not "Iridium flares". New satellites do not reflect sunlight like the ancient ones.