Iridium NEXT Launch Postponed to Jan. 14, 2017

09 Jan Iridium NEXT Launch Postponed to Jan. 14, 2017

Raindrops are Fallin’ on my Head…

“…They keep falling. So I just did me some talking to the sun, and I said I didn’t like the way he got things done” – BJ Thomas, everyone.

Citing weather, SpaceX decided over the weekend that the launch Falcon9 Iridium NEXT launch scheduled for Sunday will be pushed to January 14, 2017. While we can’t say we’re not disappointed, we remain excited about this launch. Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Satellite Communications, took to social media to confirm the changes and find the silver lining in the weather, saying “Anti-rain dances didn’t work – oh well. Cal needs rain”.

Better safe than sorry right? We agree. The new launch is scheduled for Saturday, January 14 and 9:54 am PST. We’ll keep you updated if anything else changes.