SpaceX rocket set for next flight as company boosts production

Falcon 9R | Credit: SpaceX portal

Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, will attempt its second launch of the year this month, as it ramps up production of its Falcon 9rockets to handle more than $8 billion of business for NASA and commercial companies, officials said.

The next SpaceX launch is scheduled for Feb. 24, its customer, SES SA, a Luxembourg-based satellite communications operator, said on Monday.

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