SpaceX Signs Two Launch Agreements

Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies, the commercial rocketship firm headed by Elon Musk, reported Tuesday afternoon that it has signed two contracts to launch satellites into space on its Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX said that it has signed contracts with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satelites Mexicanos (Satmex), which are scheduled to launch from Cape Caneveral in two separate launches. Financil impact of the new satellite launch deals were not announced. SpaceX said the launches will take place in late 2014 or early 2015, and the fourth quarter of 2015.