Home > slashdot > SpaceX and Iridium Sign $492M Launch Contract

SpaceX and Iridium Sign $492M Launch Contract

June 17th, 2010 06:39 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

FleaPlus writes “Following up on the successful first launch of their Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX has signed a $492M deal for launching several dozen satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation, the biggest commercial launch deal ever (teleconference notes). This is a needed boost for the US launch industry, which has dwindled to a fraction of the international market due to problematic ITAR arms regulations and high costs. SpaceX’s next launch is scheduled for later this summer, carrying the first full version of the Dragon reusable capsule, which will run tests in orbit and then splashdown off the California coast.”

Source: SpaceX and Iridium Sign $492M Launch Contract

Related Articles:

  1. Intelsat Signs Launch Contract With SpaceX
  2. SpaceX Resupply Mission To Launch March 30
  3. SpaceX Reveals Plans For Full Launch System Re-usability
  4. SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon Make It To Orbit
  5. SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn’t
blog comments powered by Disqus