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HAIGH-FARR APPLAUDS SPACEX ON A FIRST RE-ENTRY OF A U.S. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

 

8 Dec  2010 – Haigh-Farr Inc. congratulates Elon Musk and the entire SpaceX team on the successful launch, orbit, and re-entry of the Dragon spacecraft.   This event is the first re-entry for a commercial flight by a U.S. company and marks a historic achievement.  The success of this flight also completes a significant milestone in the progress toward commercial flights for cargo reloading of the International Space Station and for potential commercial manned space flights. 

Since 2008, Haigh-Farr has proudly worked side by side with SpaceX’s highly technical design and production teams.  During the Falcon-9/Dragon flight today, the culmination of these efforts delivered dramatic live video feeds as well as uninterrupted telemetry and technical data.   As a testament to the quality of the SpaceX technical team, continuous contact with the spacecraft was maintained with the NASA TDRSS network of communication satellites used to transmit and receive data.

 


Location of visible antennas marked by arrows - Photo courtesy of SpaceX Corporation
 
 
For additional information on Space Exploration Technologies, please refer to their web site: www.spacex.com
 

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Haigh-Farr has an over 40 year history of designing and producing exceptionally rugged, high performance antennas. If you don’t find an antenna meeting your requirements in our standard list of products, Haigh-Farr has the experience and modeling capability to customize a solution. Adaptations of existing designs can be done with very short lead times. Contact Haigh-Farr for a review of your antenna requirements.
 

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