SpaceX gets 2 new commercial launch contracts

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.