Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

SES Betting on SpaceX, Falcon 9 Upgrade as Debut Approaches | SpaceNews.com

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES on Sept. 14 said it is now confident that launch-service provider SpaceX will complete its Falcon 9 failure review, implement corrective measures and qualify its new-version Falcon 9 Upgrade all in time for a launch before the end of the year.

The company also said it is adding what it referred to as “a kind of USB port” to the SES-16/GovSat satellite, under construction by Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia, and scheduled for launch in the first half of 2017.

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