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SpaceX To Launch Two Satellites On Falcon 9

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:01:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

   Hawthorne, California  --  Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced plans to carry two next-generation satellites to orbit.

On the next Falcon 9 launch this year, two ORBCOMM OG2 satellites will be carried into orbit to offer enhanced messaging capabilities, increased capacity and automatic identification system service to its customers.

The Falcon 9 is a two-stage launch vehicle powered by nine Merlin engines in the first stage and was designed by the ground up for the reliable and cost-efficient transport of satellites to varying levels of orbit.

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