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SpaceX Launches Satellite Into Orbit

Thursday, July 16, 2009 5:17:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

Hawthorne, California  --  Private rocket company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful launch of its Falcon 1 rocket and delivery of a satellite into the correct orbit.

The satellite was for the country of Malaysia and was launched by a two-stage, liquid oxygen/rocket grade kerosene vehicle designed by SpaceX.

“This marks another successful launch by the SpaceX team,” said Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX. “We are pleased to announce that Malaysia’s RazakSAT, aboard Falcon 1, has achieved the intended orbit.”

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