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SpaceX to Launch Two Satellites in December

SpaceX to Launch Two Satellites in December - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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SpaceXSpaceX will return to flight in December with two scheduled satellite launches onboard the Falcon 9 vehicle, Space News reported Friday.

Peter de Selding writes SpaceX plans to send 11 Orbcomm messaging satellites to low Earth orbit in mid-December and later the SES-9 telecommunications satellite into a higher orbit.

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX will test reignition for the Falcon 9 rocket“™s upgraded second-stage engine during the Orbcomm launch prior to the SES-9 mission in the same month, according to the report.

Space News reports the updated Falcon 9 rocket incorporates an increased engine thrust, longer nozzle and longer second stage overall.

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