Intelsat, SpaceX ink deal to launch Falcon Heavy rocket

Satellite operator Intelsat has signed commercial contract for the launch of Falcon Heavy rocket with space launch company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). With this new vehicle, SpaceX launch systems cover the spectrum of the launch needs for commercial, civil and national security customers. This is the first commercial contract for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. Under the agreement, an Intelsat satellite will be launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).