SpaceX launches 10 satellites into space for Iridium

Source
Xinhuanet
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-10-10

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. private spaceflight company SpaceX Monday launched a rocket from California, carrying 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications, an American company providing satellite communications.

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:37 a.m. PDT (1237 GMT) and about 7.5 minutes later, successfully first stage landed on SpaceX's drone ship "Just Read the Instructions" stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

"Falcon 9 first stage has landed on Just Read the Instructions," the California-based company tweeted.

 

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