SpaceX’s Anchor Tenant for Commercial Orbiter? The Military

SpaceX Seeks Customers for DragonLab Spaceship

“We’re committed to flying it,” Max Vozoff, SpaceX’s Dragon product manager, said in an Oct. 29 interview here. Vozoff said SpaceX’s message to attendees of the DragonLab user conference would be pretty straightforward: “It’s a commercial mission flying with or without you,” he said. “There are slots available if you want to come along.”

“So far, SpaceX has lined up at least one customer for the first DragonLab flight planned for 2010. Although Vozoff would not tell Space News anything about its anchor customer, SpaceX told other space officials here that it had signed up a classified U.S. government customer for DragonLab’s debut.”