SpaceX launches Iridium, OneWeb communications satellites from California

Launch was scrubbed Friday

SpaceX launches Iridium, OneWeb communications satellites from California. (SpaceX)

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.SpaceX on Saturday morning launched the Iridium OneWeb mission from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base, following a scrub on Friday.

Fifteen OneWeb internet satellites, a OneWeb test satellite and five Iridium-9 L band satellites took the trip to low-Earth orbit on behalf of their respective manufacturers and operators.

Friday, the Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to take off at 9:19 a.m. ET but entered a hold shortly afterward. Saturday’s launch occurred at 9:16 a.m. ET, conducted with no holdups.

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The rocket booster landed on SpaceX’s Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Pacific Ocean, according to the company.

SpaceX early Friday put another batch of Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit with a launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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