SpaceX wins contract for Japanese telecom launch
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — 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.
The Hawthorne, Calif.-based company known as SpaceX said Friday that the new satellite will replace an existing satellite, providing coverage to Asia, Russia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands.
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