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

Space News reports 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)."

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