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Another launch is scheduled this week.
The rocket was launched from Vandenberg, California and deployed 10 commercial Iridium satellites into low-Earth orbit. Iridium wants SpaceX to launch 75 of its rockets into orbit to create a group of 66 total telecom satellites with nine in-orbit spares.
This was the third batch to go out, with the rest to deploy in groups of 10 over the next year. The Falcon 9 successfully landed on SpaceX’s “Just Read the Instructions” drone ship in the Pacific shortly after takeoff. Every attempt to land a Falcon 9 this year has been a success.
Here’s a video posted by SpaceX showing the launch (22:00) and landing (29:30).
This is the first of two launches the aerospace company has planned this week with another scheduled for Wednesday in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Again, it will attempt to launch a satellite into orbit, but this one will be used by communications companies EchoStar and SES. SpaceX’s next attempt will be just the third to use a recycled Falcon 9 rocket.
Elon Musk says he wants to launch 20 rockets by the end of this year.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.