SpaceX Will Launch 7 Satellites Today

SpaceX Will Launch 7 Satellites Today

If you’re thinking the headline looks somewhat familiar, you’re not wrong. Earlier this year, a SpaceX mission deployed 3 satellites. Last March, they put 23 into orbit with a single launch. Now the firm is prepared to do it again. Later this afternoon a Falcon 9 rocket will carry two of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites into low Earth orbit… but that’s not all. Today’s mission will also deliver 5 communications satellites belonging to Iridium. So, they’re deploying payloads for two different customers. This is an exciting day for SpaceX.

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