Private space company SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral’s cargo Falcon 9 rocket with ten satellites, Iridium NEXT.
On the successful conclusion satellites into orbit, SpaceX said in his Twitter.
These satellites to replace orbiting satellites of the previous generation. Their main goal is to transfer voice and text data of the satellite phone Iridium. Previous to launch Iridium satellites took place in late may. It is expected that after today’s launch of the satellite constellation network will increase to 65 from 75 planned. SpaceX also reported that she was able to make the landing the first stage booster on a sea platform.
“Despite the difficult weather conditions, the first stage-upper stage of the Falcon 9 landed”, – stated in the message.
The company also intends to “catch” in the special network application installed on the ship Mr. Steven, the nose cone of the rocket. Two previous attempts to keep this expensive item has failed.