Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) found its first customer for a mission on one of its used Falcon Nines: SES.
The satellite, SES-10, is scheduled for launch between October and December at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SpaceX spokesman John Taylor said the used booster will be the one recovered from an April NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-8). This booster also landed on SpaceX’s floating droneship.
SES-10 is being built by Airbus and is based on the Eurostar E3000 platform. The satellite will be positioned at 67 degrees West in geostationary orbit to serve Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. SES was the first commercial satellite operator to launch with SpaceX back in 2013.