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Air Force Certifies SpaceX To Launch Military Satellites

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The US Air Force announced today that it certified SpaceX to launch national security payloads, from spy satellites to mystery drones, ending the monopoly held by the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture, United Launch Alliance (ULA).

The move is another milestone in the development of SpaceX fromstart-up to a legitimate aerospace company, giving it access to a major customer for its Falcon 9 rocket, which can carry spacecraft weighing several tons into low-earth and geo-synchronous orbits. The company has already successfully performed 18 missions with the rocket, including for NASA and private companies, but national security launches come with a raft of additional technical, safety, and security requirements.

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/air-force-certifies-spacex-launch-military-satellites/113767/

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