SpaceX Gets Two New Launch Contracts

Hawthorne-based commercial space vehicle developer SpaceX said this morning that it has added two new orders, for a Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch. Financial details of the contracts were not announced. SpaceX said the contracts cover a launch of a communications satellite for HISPASAT, on a Falcon 9, and a launch of the Saudi Arabian Arabsat 6A communications satellite on the Falcon Heavy. SpaceX said the two launches are expected between late 2017 and 2018. SpaceX says it now has over 60 missions on its manifest.