SES and SpaceX to launch three more satellites

Satellite operator SES has signed a deal with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to launch three new satellites.

The agreement builds on a partnership between the two companies that began in March 2011 with the signing of the agreement for SES-8, due for launch in 2013.

Romain Bausch, president and CEO of SES, said: “SES was the first leading commercial satellite operator to place a launch contract with SpaceX and we eagerly await the launch of SES-8 in 2013. This new contract is testimony to our belief in SpaceX’s product and technical abilities. It also confirms SES’ priority for diversification of launch service providers and for securing timely access to space. We look forward to a long-term relationship with SpaceX.”

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