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SpaceX signs deal to launch commercial satellites

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 06:41 AM
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LOS ANGELES – SpaceX has inked a $492 million deal with Iridium Communications Inc. to launch a fleet of next-generation commercial satellites aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. The deal, to be announced Wednesday, comes two weeks after Falcon 9 reached orbit on its maiden test flight. Iridium previously announced plans to replace its current satellite network by launching six dozen next-generation satellites between 2015 and 2017 at a cost of $2.9 billion. The company, which covers the whole world, uses the satellites to provide voice and data services for commercial and government clients.




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:04 AM
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Good deal, now space is going going private
, hopefully NASA can focus on other things now like a moon base!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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The name of the star is "Bitterness"

Could the star that falls to earth burning like a torch that turns the water bitter be one of these? Lets wait and see. Theres other possibilities at the moment as to what it could actually be, it could also be the returned mission from the asteroid or commet.



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