SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, is gearing up for a number of significant launches in the next two months, according to SpaceFlight Insider.
During October, SpaceX will execute the three separate launches of its Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket built for the reliable and safe transport of satellites into orbit.
The first launch will take place on October 2 and will carry a communications satellite serving North America, including Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
The second launch, slated for October 4, will see the Falcon 9 transport 10 satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation, a communications satellite serving governments and organizations worldwide to drive business, enable connectivity, and empower disaster relief efforts.
The third launch scheduled for October 14 will have the Falcon 9 carry a South Korean satellite system providing communications for East Africa, Central Asia, Southern India, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Guam, Korea, and Japan.
And in November the Falcon 9 Heavy, a reusable super heavy lift space launch vehicle, will execute its initial flight. If successful, it will be the largest craft, capable of sending 140,660 pounds to low-Earth orbit.
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