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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ESA Selects SpaceX

The European Space Agency has selected SpaceX's Falcon 9 to launch the HYLAS communications satellite technology demonstrator.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It wasn't ESA that selected the launch provider. It was the Avanti Communications Group. ESA is only providing a part of the money for building the satellite. If ESA had been in charge of selecting the launch vehicle it would have been an Ariane 5 or a Soyuz launch vehicle.