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Californiabased SpaceX announces 1st commercial contract for big Falcon Heavy rocket

by News Staff Posted May 29, 2012 7:43 pm MDT California-based SpaceX announces 1st commercial contract for big Falcon Heavy rocket HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company’s Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.The Hawthorne, Calif., company known as SpaceX said Tuesday it will loft a satellite for the communications services company Intelsat, using a Falcon Heavy launch vehicle.Such launches cost $83 million to $128 million, depending on weight.SpaceX says its Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world and, historically, second only to the Saturn V rockets that launched the Apollo missions to the moon.Last week, SpaceX launched a cargo-carrying capsule atop its Falcon 9 rocket as a test run for NASA. The capsule successfully docked with the space station. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Strong start to 2015 for UK bus and coach market with sevenyear

Click through to d0wnload the full January 2015 bus and coach news release and data table. Bus and coach registrations rose 48.6% in January to 715, the most successful start to a year since 2008.Growth was driven by a 90.4% rise in purpose-built buses, following the fulfilment of several large orders.The converted bus market also saw significant growth, with a 42.6% increase in the month. “January’s increase in bus and coach registrations is good news for the sector, however, given the variable nature of demand in this market, one month of growth, while encouraging, should be viewed cautiously,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.   Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more