SpaceX launches 10 communications satellites

SpaceX launches 10 communications satellites

(WAFF) - A SpaceX rocket was launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California on Friday morning.

The Falcon 9 rocket carried 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. Iridium provides mobile voice and data communications.

This is the fifth set of 10 satellites that SpaceX is launching for Iridium to replace its entire global satellite network.

Although the launch went smoothly, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the fairing experienced some difficulty as it fell back toward Earth. He said the GPS-guided parafoil became twisted, so it hit the water at high speed. Musk tweeted they will do further tests to solve the problem.

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