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Iridium NEXT showcased during Satellite 2017 exhibition

Discover a brand new video regarding Iridium NEXT constellation. The video was showcased for the very first time during the Satellite 2017 international trade show and exhibition (Washington DC) on March 7th 2017.

Iridium NEXT is a constellation of 66 operational telecommunications satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), flying at an altitude of 780 kilometers supported by 15 in-orbit and ground spares. The first 10 NEXT satellites were successfully orbited by SpaceX on Jaunary 14th 2017.

Thales Alenia Space is Iridium NEXT prime contractor on behalf of Iridium Communications.

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