Friday, August 9, 2013
SpaceX Wins German Satellite Launch Contract
Hawthorne-based SpaceX said Thursday that it has signed a contract to provide launch services for a German radar reconnaissance satellite system, to be launched into orbit in 2018 and 2019. SpaceX said the deal is to provide launch services for Germany's second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH. Size of the launch contract was not announced. SpaceX said the deal is the first contract for the firm with a European government.