Another launch contract for SpaceX

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The competition heats up: In a deal to build Bulgaria’s first communications satellite, Space Systems/Loral has contracted SpaceX’s Falcon 9 as launch vehicle.

The article makes a point of noting that the deal was financed by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a detail that has in the past almost never been mentioned. The Ex-Im Bank however faces almost certain shutdown because of opposition in Congress, so this mention might be part of a vain attempt to save it.



  • I live 50 miles from the Sheboygan spaceport on the western shore of Lake Michigan. We have a budding private space exploration using Lake Michigan much like Florida. We’re not waiting for the government to tell us what we can do we’re heading to outer space into the stars on our own all over the globe the movement is growing

  • geoffc

    What is the name of a company or vendor that launches out of there? Never heard of it, and I try to follow this stuff carefully.

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