All the satellites from Iridium Communications, Inc. are launched for government and commercial use and for the purpose of communications.These satellites are LEO satellites.
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Apogee, Perigee & Period
Heaviest satellite launched by Iridium Communications, Inc. into space at 860 kg
Operated by Iridium Communications, Inc. of USA, Iridium Next 167 is a government and commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by Thales Alenia Space/Orbital ATK (France/Italy/USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 11 January 2019. Iridium Next 167 orbits around the Earth as a polar LEO satellite.
Iridium Next 167 has a launch mass of 860 kg (dry mass at 678 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-002K and NORAD ID 43931.
Taking 97 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 612km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 625km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 9.30E-04.
With generated usable power of 50 watts, Iridium Next 167 orbits at an inclination of 87 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
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