Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SpaceX Wins Satellite Orders To Launch From Cape Canaveral


CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida --  SpaceX announced on Monday at this week’s World Satellite Business Conference in Paris, France that the company received two new orders for its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch rockets.  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 above 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 $7 billion under contract.

Photo Credit: SpaceX