Launches Today – Maybe Two – Done!

Yes, launches plural, not something that happens very often! I will post a replay when available.

First we have the Ariane 5 ES rocket – VA244,- launching four Galileo satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation.

Live Replay coverage below begins at 11:10 UT / 07:10 ET for a 11:25 UT / 07:25 ET launch from ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana:

A few minutes later from Vandenberg Air Force Base California US, SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Iridium 7 NEXT mission delivering 10 Iridium NEXT satellites using the tried and true Falcon 9 rocket.

Launch time: 11:39 UT / 07:39 ET. Space X generally begins coverage about 15 minutes before launch. Update, SpaceX always gives great information in those minutes before launch – fast forward to the 21 minute-mark in the video for the launch.

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