Constellation Status

What's up with Iridium Satellites

Iridium constellation

Orbital planes

Which satellite goes where

Orbital plane Operational Satellites Spares
1 145, 143, 140, 148, 150, 153, 144, 149, 146, 142, 157 124, 14, 64
2 134, 141, 137, 116, 135, 151, 120, 113, 138, 130, 131 115
3 117, 168, 180, 123, 126, 167, 171, 121, 118, 172, 173 175, 176, 170
4 119, 122, 128, 107, 132, 129, 100, 133, 125, 136, 139 97, 61
5 158, 160, 159, 163, 165, 166, 154, 105, 164, 108, 155, 156 54
6 102, 112, 104, 114, 103, 109, 106, 152, 147, 110, 111 162, 161
Total 6 Total 67 Total 12
Original Iridium satellites (with codename < 100) are being removed from service. New Iridium NEXT satellites (with codename >= 100) are being put into service.
Source: http://www.rod.sladen.org.uk/iridium.htm
Last update: 2019-02-07

Launches

Where/when did satellites launch

Date Site Vehicle Satellites
1997-05-05 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1997-06-18 Baikonur Proton-K/17S40 9, 10, 911, 12, 13, 914, 16
1997-07-09 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 15, 17, 18, 920, 921
1997-08-21 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
1997-09-01 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 0
1997-09-14 Baikonur Proton-K/17S40 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
1997-09-27 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 19, 34, 35, 36, 37
1997-11-09 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 38, 39, 40, 41, 43
1997-12-08 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 42, 44
1997-12-20 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
1998-02-18 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 50, 52, 53, 54, 56
1998-03-25 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 51, 61
1998-03-30 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 55, 57, 58, 59, 60
1998-04-07 Baikonur Proton-K/17S40 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68
1998-05-02 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 69, 71
1998-05-17 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 70, 72, 73, 74, 75
1998-08-19 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 3, 76
1998-09-08 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 77, 79, 80, 81, 82
1998-11-06 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 2, 83, 84, 85, 86
1998-12-19 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 11, 20
1999-06-11 Taiyuan Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD 14, 21
2002-02-11 Vandenberg Delta II 7920-10C 90, 91, 94, 95, 96
2002-06-20 Plesetsk Rokot/Briz-KM 97, 98
2017-01-14 Vandenberg Falcon 9 FT 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 114
2017-06-25 Vandenberg Falcon 9 FT 113, 115, 117, 118, 120, 121, 123, 124, 126, 128
2017-10-09 Vandenberg Falcon 9 B4 100, 107, 119, 122, 125, 129, 132, 133, 136, 139
2017-12-23 Vandenberg Falcon 9 FT 116, 130, 131, 134, 135, 137, 138, 141, 151, 153
2018-03-30 Vandenberg Falcon 9 B4 140, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, 157
2018-05-22 Vandenberg Falcon 9 B4 110, 147, 152, 161, 162
2018-07-25 Vandenberg Falcon 9 B5 154, 155, 156, 158, 159, 160, 163, 164, 165, 166
2019-01-11 Vandenberg Falcon 9 B5 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 180
Total 31 launches Total 171 satellites
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation