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Iridium NEXT (Iridium-4, 31-40)

In its fourth flight in a series of eight for Iridium Communications, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the next ten satellites in the Iridium NEXT communications satellite constellation. The constellation allows air or ground users to communicate from and to any point on Earth.

The launch date was Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:27 AM (UTC).

Vandenberg SFB
California, United States
Launch Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Launch Time
1:27 AM (UTC)
Launch Time (Pad)
COSPAR ID 2017-083

Part of a series of launches:

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Media Gallery

  • Full Iridium-4 Broadcast (SpaceX)
  • Drone Footage from from Alhambra, CA