Falcon 9

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SoCal-Based SpaceX Launches First-Ever Deep Space Mission For Private Company

After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before.

02/11/2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space craft are readied on October 7, 2012 for an evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

SpaceX Wins Contract For Japanese Telecom Launch

Space Exploration Technologies says it has been awarded a contract with Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to launch a telecommunications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in 2015.

01/10/2014

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SpaceX Inks Deal With Asian Telecom Company

SpaceX says it will launch a Thai telecommunications satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket.

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