SpaceX recently launched Iridium satellites on May 22.
Two rockets will rise ̵
An Arianespace launch is scheduled for 7:25 am EDT (1125 GMT) and a SpaceX launch is scheduled for 7:39 am EDT (1139 GMT), according to Spaceflight Now. Both launches can be watched here on Space.com courtesy of Arianespace and SpaceX.
The Ariane Space launch with an Ariane 5 rocket will be the company's fourth year, and four Galileo satellites for Europe will transport company statement. The Galileo satellites provide global positioning services across Europe, and the launch on Wednesday should complete the network.
Launch of Arianespace at Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana
Launch of SpaceX with Falcon 9 rocket After launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sunday, July 22, the Company to be the second of the week. The company plans to introduce 10 more Iridium satellites in this constellation, and this is the seventh launch of the series a statement from the company
The launch is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:39 pm EDT (1139 GMT, 4:39 pm local time ) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceX conducted a static fire test of the rocket on July 20, [tweeting] tweeted .
Falcon 9 static fire test aimed at launching Iridium-7 on July 25 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 21, 2018
After launching, the company will attempt to land the rocket on a drone ship called "Just Read the Instructions," SpaceX confirmed in a statement.
The launch could also include an attempt to catch the missile's fairing with a huge net stretched over a boat named Mr. Steven. After a failed capture attempt on June 1, the company replaced the network four times. According to a recent tweet, the company said it wanted to use the network sometime in July, which means it could be used for launch on Wednesday.
Mr. Steven – now with more network. SpaceX's panel recovery ship has been equipped with a 4x larger net before it will come to its next reconquest attempt next month. https://t.co/cjXvzg1H70 pic.twitter.com/AdAwPP30OU
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 13, 2018
The Iridium satellites become an already existing fleet of 55 aircraft join as part of the NEXT network that tracks objects participating in the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Iridium, after the launch of SpaceX SpaceX will only have one more satellite batch before the network is ready.
Wednesday's launch will take place just three days after the company's last flight on Sunday morning. This rocket carried a Telstar communications satellite and represented the second flight of the company's Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. Another release of Falcon 9 is scheduled for August 2, as SpaceX is pursuing an aggressive launch plan.