Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications’ global network have been successfully deployed in orbit after launch from California. SpaceX says the Falcon second stage has successfully reached an intermediate orbit. After a period of coasting, the second stage will re-ignite and carry the satellites into position for deployment. ——7:36 a.m.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites has blasted off from California. If successful, Iridium will have a total of 75 new satellites in orbit, including nine spares.
Source: National Post January 11, 2019 16:00 UTC