Iridium 7

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Iridium 7
Iridium satellite.jpg
A mockup of an Iridium satellite
Mission type Communication
Operator Iridium Satellite LLC
COSPAR ID 1997-020B
Spacecraft properties
Bus LM-700A
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Start of mission
Launch date 5 May 1997 (1997-05-05)
Rocket Delta II 7920-10C
Launch site Vandenberg SLC-2W
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

Iridium 7 was an U.S. Iridium communications satellite. It was launched into low Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 14:55 GMT on 5 May 1997, by a Delta II 7920-10C carrier rocket.[1] It was operated in Plane 4 of the Iridium satellite constellation, with an ascending node of 262.4°.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wade, Mark. "Iridium". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2012-12-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>