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SpaceX Return to Flight w/10 Iridium NEXT Sats, Jan 2017, VAFB, CA

SpaceX will launch 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA on January 14, 2017 at 9:54:34 am Pacific Standard Time (12:54:34 pm EST). 

This will be the first Space X launch since a September 1, 2016 pre-launch incident that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and the AMOS-6 Israeli communications satellite.

The Iridium NEXT launch has been postponed several times, most recently from January 9 to January 14 due to inclement weather forecast at Vandenberg.

SpaceX and Iridium have not indicated whether either company will webcast the launch. 


January 14, 2017
12:00 am