Press Release

Statement from Space Florida President Frank DiBello Regarding the Successful Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and SES-8 Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
December 5, 2013
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Statement from Space Florida President Frank DiBello Regarding the Successful Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and SES-8 Mission

“Space Florida would like to sincerely congratulate SpaceX for its most recent, successful launch from Florida. On December 3rd, SpaceX achieved a major milestone by launching and deploying its first commercial satellite payload into orbit from Florida’s Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral.

This is a groundbreaking achievement for SpaceX and the U.S. Space Program. The commercial satellite launch market has long been dominated by other countries and this most recent Florida-based launch demonstrates that the U.S. can once again provide cost-effective, reliable and timely access to space for commercial satellite companies. As a result of this and upcoming launches by companies like SpaceX, the U.S. will once again be considered the “go to” location for commercial satellite launches.

Many congratulations to SpaceX on your recent achievement and ongoing success as you continue to pave an innovative path back to U.S. commercial space leadership.”

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SpaceRef staff editor.