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Iridium 51 & 61

Long March 2C/SD

China Aerospace Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Iridium 51 & 61

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

Launch Complex 7

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

123 rockets have launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 7, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Agency

China Aerospace Corporation – CASC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: CASC
  • Country: CHN
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