Iridium to Rely on Used SpaceX Boosters for Next 2 Launches 1 234 567

Iridium to Rely on Used SpaceX Boosters for Next 2 Launches

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Iridium Communications says its next two launches of new-generation satellites will use refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have flown previously.

The announcement Thursday is another step in SpaceX’s effort to reduce launch costs.
 
The company has launched a few used boosters and is trying to expand acceptance of reusability across the industry.

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has had successful landings of Falcon 9 first stages after launches from both...

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