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SpaceX wins Falcon 9 contract
Flight International ^ | 04/11/06

Posted on 04/10/2006 4:48:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Space Exploration Technologies (Spacex) chief executive Elon Musk has announced a Falcon 9 launcher contract and denied the recent Falcon 1 rocket malfunction was a complete failure.

Canadian robotics and satellite company MDA has placed a contract for a 2008 launch on the yet-to-be-developed, larger-diameter Falcon 9.

The first launch of a Falcon 1 on 24 March failed 29s into the flight because of a fuel leak fire-triggered shutdown (Flight International, 4-10 April). “It would be ludicrous to refer to it as a complete failure,” says Musk.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: falcon1; falcon9; space; spacex

1 posted on 04/10/2006 4:48:47 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 04/10/2006 4:49:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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"Space Exploration Technologies (Spacex) chief executive Elon Musk has announced a Falcon 9 launcher contract and denied the recent Falcon 1 rocket malfunction was a complete failure."

Apparently so -- still sold Falcon 9, didn't he? ;')


3 posted on 04/10/2006 5:00:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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