March 17th, 2010
SpaceX To Handle SS/L Sat Sendoff
Space Systems/Loral has an international roster of blue-chip customers and its 1300 model satellite is a decades-proven, modular platform with the flexibility to support a broad range of applications including high definition television and broadband. SpaceX's Falcon 9 is a medium-to-heavy lift, two-stage launch vehicle capable of lifting approximately 11 tons to low Earth orbit (LEO) and in excess of 4.5 tons to GTO. Falcon 9, along with SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, were selected by NASA to resupply the International Space Station, starting in 2010.