SpaceX Wins Half Billion Dollar Deal With Iridium

Iridium and SpaceX Sign Major Commercial Launch Contract

"Iridium Communications Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) are pleased to announce that the Falcon 9 will be a major provider of launch services for Iridium NEXT, Iridium's next-generation satellite constellation. The $492 million contract, while being the largest single commercial launch deal ever signed, nonetheless represents a new benchmark in cost-effective satellite delivery to space."

Keith's note: so much for the SpaceX haters and doubters who are convinced that the company does not have a viable future independent of NASA.

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