Home / Press Releases / SpaceX Schedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch on Jan. 8; Matt Desch Comments

SpaceX Schedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch on Jan. 8; Matt Desch Comments

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — SpaceX has scheduled the initial launch of Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites on Jan. 8 after investigations revealed cause of the Falcon 9 rocket explosion, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The Washington Post reported Monday the company discovered the cause to be a pressure vessel in the second-stage liquid oxygen tank that leaked supercooled liquid oxygen.

“We are back on the path for a first launch and, yes, I feel very confident that the issue that was found won’t be repeated for our launch, ” said Iridium CEO Matt Desch.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

Contact:
David Smith
(703) 226-7002
david.smith@executivemosaic.com

Check Also

Air Force, Boeing Agree on October Delivery of 1st KC-46 Tanker; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 25, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force …

Raytheon Integrates Navigation Payload for FAA Air Traffic Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 25, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has equipped the Federal Aviation …