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August 02, 2014, 01:17 am by SHAdmin | Views: 4393 | Comments: 0

Welcome to SatelliteHome, an online community where members may discuss from a wide variety of North American satellite related topics including satellite television, satellite radio along with other television sources such as OTA or IPTV.  SatelliteHome was founded in order to provide a friendly helpful atmosphere of members helping members without resorting to unnecessary heavy handed moderation...
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September 21, 2019, 09:15 pm by NewsHound | Views: 0 | Comments: 0

Air Force certified Falcon Heavy for national security launch but more work needed to meet required orbits

SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Thompson: "They are fully certified now. But that doesn’t mean the work on the Falcon Heavy stops.”
SpaceNews.com

                        WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 25 launched the Defense Department’s Space Test Program-2 mission with 24 satellites.
Although STP-2 was a U.S.government-funded space launch managed by the Air Force, it was not a National Security Space Launch mission. The NSSL program launches the nation’s most valuable and least risk-tolerant satellites for the military and the intelligence community.
Following its successful STP-2 launch, there was some confusion as to whether Falcon Heavy is fully certified to fly satellites in the NSSL program.
According to the Air Force, the answer is yes, but not completely.
“I certified them to compete last year,” Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space a...
September 21, 2019, 08:40 pm by NewsHound | Views: 0 | Comments: 0

Air Force certified Falcon Heavy for national security launch but more work needed to meet required orbits

SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Thompson: "They are fully certified now. But that doesn’t mean the work on the Falcon Heavy stops.”
SpaceNews.com

                        WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 25 launched the Defense Department’s Space Test Program-2 mission with 24 satellites.
Although STP-2 was a U.S.government-funded space launch managed by the Air Force, it was not a National Security Space Launch mission. The NSSL program launches the nation’s most valuable and least risk-tolerant satellites for the military and the intelligence community.
Following its successful STP-2 launch, there was some confusion as to whether Falcon Heavy is fully certified to fly satellites in the NSSL program.
According to the Air Force, the answer is yes, but not completely.
“I certified them to compete last year,” Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space a...
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