Astronomy News

SpaceX Launch/Landing Replay

Here is the SpaceX launch of the Iridium satellite replay. This is the entire Hosted Webcast; launch is 20 minutes into the video if you want to skip ahead.

Iridium Communications is reporting all 10 satellites were successfully deployed and will be in a testing phase for a few weeks.

On a sad note, this marks the end of Iridium flares, the beginning of the end anyway.  If you’ve never seen an Iridium flare you still can, but better probably to do so sooner rather than later.

Try either (or both) of the following links to get viewing information for Iridium flares or other visible satellites (like the ISS or Hubble):

Heavens Above

SpaceX video