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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Formosat-5 satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. This is the 15th successful landing of a Falcon 9, which successfully landed its first stage on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean as the second stage continued on and deployed the satellite. (Matt Hartman via AP)

SpaceX is trying to launch 10 satellites into orbit, then complete a return landing


Updated October 09, 2017 08:30 AM EDT

SpaceX on Monday will attempt the first of two launches in three days by trying to put 10 satellites above the Earth for Iridium, according to Ars Technica.

ArsTechnica on Sunday reported that Monday's launch - the third of eight SpaceX has made for Iridium - will take place from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

SpaceX will attempt a returning landing after Monday's launch in hopes of getting the launch's first stage back to the "Just Read the Instructions" droneship in the Pacific Ocean.

The company is then scheduled to attempt a launch on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center aimed at putting the SES-11/EchoStar 105 satellite into geostationary orbit.

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