Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50M after rocket explosion

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is just one of the new space vehicles using Esterline products.

The Israeli company whose satellite was aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that blew up last week said Sunday that Elon Musk’s company owes it $50 million or a free flight, Reuters reported.

Space Communication Ltd. also said in a conference call that it could collect $205 million from Israel Aerospace Industries, which built the satellite that was on board the flight that exploded Thursday morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is just one of the new space vehicles using Esterline products.