Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg with Iridium NEXT Flight 2

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SpaceX have successfully launched their Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket today in a rocket launch that occurred at June 25th 2017 at 20:25 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Todays rocket launch lifted 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit on the second flight for Iridium of a planned 8 launches. Iridium use Low Earth orbiting satellites in large constellations to provide mobile connectivity to users back on Earth.

The first stage of this mission as per usual missions for SpaceX now, attempted a landing on an Ocean going barge named Just Read the Instructions. The landing was successful and marks the 13th Falcon 9 first stage to be recovered.

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