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.