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Iridium 178



Iridium 178 is one of five spares that will provide further backup for the company's 66 currently operational telecom satellites. (Iridium already has nine spare satellites in orbit.)

Alternate Names

  • 56729
  • Iridium178

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2023-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 860 kg

Funding Agency

  • Iridium (United States)


  • Communications
  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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