TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2016 â Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has delivered the first two Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for the scheduled satelliteÂ launchÂ on Sept. 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.
Spaceflight Now reported WednesdayÂ Orbital ATK transported the Iridium NEXT satellites from itsÂ satellite manufacturing plant in ArizonaÂ to the base in California, Â where the company will deliverÂ eight more satellites.
“The Iridium NEXTÂ program has been more than seven years in the making, and is one of the most complex satellite programs underway today, ” said Matt Desch, Iridium CEO and an inductee into Executive Mosaicâs Wash100 for 2016.
He added the next 10-satellite Iridium NEXT launch will be in December.
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