A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying the Arabsat 6A communications satellite, lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 11, 2019.
One of SpaceX's senior executives is leaving, CNBC has learned, in a rare high-level departure from Elon Musk's space company.
Tom Ochinero, SpaceX senior vice president of commercial business, resigned on Monday, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.
Ochinero, like many of SpaceX's dozen or so senior executives, has been with the company for more than a decade.
He started his career at SpaceX as an engineer helping design the nosecone used on its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets.
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