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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
SpaceX Signs Contract for Satellite Launch
SpaceX conducted a successful test fire on March 13 of its Falcon 9 rocket engine. Photo source: SpaceX
that SpaceX has signed a contract with Space Systems/Loral to launch a satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket, as early as 2012.
According to a SpaceX press release
, "Falcon 9 will launch from the SpaceX launch site at Cape Canaveral and insert the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO)."
Stephen C. Smith
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