ORBCOMM second mission completes OG2 constellation
It was reported on 21 December by ORBCOMM Inc from Rochelle Park, New Jersey, that it had successfully launched eleven next generation OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 2029 ET that day. These eleven satellites were successfully separated from the Falcon 9 launch vehicle into the proper insertion orbit.
After an initial health check, the satellites will undergo extensive In-Orbit Testing (IOT) to verify that all subsystems are properly functioning. The satellites are expected to be providing full commercial M2M messaging and
Automatic Identification System (AIS) services within the next 60 days.