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WASHINGTON — Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab.
Spaceflight President Curt Blake told SpaceNews the company bought the "vast majority" of the lift capacity on all three missions, giving Spaceflight control of the schedule for each. Blake declined to say if Spaceflight received a discount for placing a three-launch order.
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Spaceflight's first Electron launch is slated for late this year, followed by the second and third in early 2019, each from Rocket Lab's New Zealand spaceport.
Rocket Lab, which has reached orbit with Electron just once in two attempts, is shooting for its third launch no earlier than June 22.
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Notable customers on the new missions include Spaceflight Industries' own BlackSky and Japanese camera company Canon Electronics.
The first Electron launch will carry a BlackSky Earth-observation satellite, along with other spacecraft. Spaceflight Industries raised $150 million in March to fund the first 20 satellites in a planned constellation...
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