SpaceX plans to launch a satellite Tuesday, and its customer is getting the flight for free

Israeli communications manufacturer Spacecom’s latest satellite will take the ride into orbit for free Tuesday night if it launches on time on a SpaceX rocket as planned.

The rare free of charge trip is perhaps the bookend to a chapter that opened in 2016, when an issue with a Falcon 9 rocket caused an explosion during a static fire test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. That payload, Spacecom’s $200 million Amos-6 satellite, was lost. Read more here.