SpaceX Advances in Its Quest to Win Military Satellite Deals

July 12, 2014 1:10 AM

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Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies has completed a key step in the certification process required to finalize any deal to launch U.S. military satellites.

The Hawthorne, Calif., company said on Friday that the Air Force has concluded that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle has completed the three successful flights necessary for certification.

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