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Cut-rate SpaceX poised for first commercial satellite launch

25
Nov
2013

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – – An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, is poised to enter the commercial satellite market on Monday, a potential game-changer in a global industry worth nearly $190 billion a year. Engineers later realized that liquid oxygen, used for chilling, had come into contact with the motor’s igniter lines, causing them to freeze.

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