Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Satellite operator SES says interested in used SpaceX rocket

Satellite operator SES SA is interested in buying a used Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, for a future launch, the chief technology officer for SES said on Tuesday.

“SES would have no problem in flying a re-used (rocket’s) first stage. If it’s flight-worthy, we’re happy,” SES’s Martin Halliwell told reporters at a pre-launch news conference.

SpaceX is preparing to fly a 12,613-pound (5,721 kg) SES satellite as early as Wednesday from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Luxembourg-based SES and SpaceX are still negotiating the launch price of a used Falcon rocket, Halliwell said.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.reuters.com

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