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  • Spacecom selects SpaceX to launch Amos-17 using credits from loss of Amos-6

    Curt GodwinOctober 30th, 2017

    Israeli satellite operator Spacecom is calling in its credit with SpaceX to launch the Amos-17 telecommunications satellite, tentatively scheduled for liftoff in 2019. The credit is from fees that the company had already paid SpaceX for the launch of Amos-6 but was "refunded" to the satellite operator after the loss of the satellite in a pad incident on September 1, 2016.

  • Falcon 9 explosion could be ‘most difficult and complex failure’ in SpaceX history

    Eric ShearSeptember 10th, 2016

    It has been over a week since the Sept. 1 launch pad explosion that destroyed both the Falcon 9 rocket and the $200 million Amos-6 satellite. In that time, SpaceX has shed few details about what exactly happened. In a Sept. 9 post on Twitter, the company CEO and founder, Elon Musk, said the failure could be "the most difficult and complex" the NewSpace firm has had to deal with in 14 years.

  • Spacecom to claim compensation from IAI, SpaceX for Amos-6 loss

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 4th, 2016

    Spacecom, owner of the Amos-6 satellite that was destroyed in the Sept. 1 pad explosion along with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket tasked with lofting it into orbit, is preparing to claim compensation from the satellite's manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, as well as SpaceX.