Printer Friendly

SpaceX gets 2 new commercial launch contracts.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2015 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

SpaceX said it has announced two new orders for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles.

The contracts include launch of a communications satellite for HISPASAT on a Falcon 9 and launch of the Saudi Arabian Arabsat 6A communications satellite on a Falcon Heavy.

"We are pleased to add these additional launches to our manifest," said Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX. "The diversity of our missions and customers represents a strong endorsement of our capabilities and reflects SpaceX's efforts to provide a breadth of launch services to our growing customer base."

The missions are expected to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida between late-2017 and 2018. With these additions, SpaceX currently has over 60 missions on manifest representing over USD7 billion under contract.

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

((Comments on this story may be sent to aii.feedback@m2.com))

COPYRIGHT 2015 Normans Media Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Comment:SpaceX gets 2 new commercial launch contracts.(Space Exploration Technologies Corp.)
Publication:Airline Industry Information
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:7SAUD
Date:Sep 15, 2015
Words:184
Previous Article:Partners Capital Solutions provides loan for industrial park.
Next Article:Varley USA, Enterprise Ventures release new-age military technology catalog.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters