Falcon 9 Block 4
Iridium-6 & GRACE-FO

Falcon 9 Block 4 | Iridium-6 & GRACE-FO

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 4 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 4 rocket as part of the Iridium-6 & GRACE-FO mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, May 22nd, 2018, 3:47 PM from Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with an 90% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 4 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Iridium-6 & GRACE-FO

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the sixth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. Sharing this launch is the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on mission, which is a joint project of NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. It's goal is to track Earth's water movement to monitor changes in underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, soil moisture, ice sheets and glaciers, and sea level caused by the addition of water to the ocean.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 4

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