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Iridium 04 to 08

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Iridium 04 to 08

Type: Communications

Iridium provides global mobile telecommunications services using a constellation of 66 low earth orbit satellites in a 86.4° inclined orbit. Although 77 satellites were originally envisioned for the system and spawned the name based on the 77th element in the periodic table, the system has been scaled back. Motorola’s Satellite Communications Group designed and manufactured the Iridium satellites with Lockheed Martin providing the LM-700A spacecraft buses.

Trajectory

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Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

726 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
  • Founded: 1947
  • Country: USA

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

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