Monday, June 13, 2011

SpaceX Signs Contract for Asian Satellite Launch

Florida Today reports that SpaceX announced a contract with an Asian company to launch a broadband communications satellite.

Thai satellite company THAICOM Plc. signed a contract to launch its Thaicom 6 telecommnications satellite into a geostationary orbit from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The contract brings another international launch to Florida's Space Coast. The satellite is the eighth foreign customer to sign up for a flight aboard the Falcon 9.

The launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013.

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