SpaceX Gets Another Satellite Launch Deal

Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial rocket firm headed by Elon Musk, has scored another satellite launch agreement, the firm said today. Space Exploration Technologies said it has inked a launch agreement with SES, to launch a SES satellite using its Falcon 9 rocket. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. SpaceX said that SES is one of the largest satellite operators in the world. The new satellite is expected to be launched into geostationary orbit using the Falcon 9. SpaceX said it has scheduled the launch in the first quarter of 2013.