Kehler: Space Command Expects SBSS Launch in the Fall

By Jason Simpson / July 14, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Air Force Space Command officials expect the first Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite launch to occur in the fall, according to the command's chief. However, officials are still determining if rocket issues related to a launch failure of a NASA satellite earlier this year will carry over to the SBSS mission. In February, an Orbital Sciences-built Taurus XL rocket's fairing failed to open, resulting in the loss of a NASA atmospheric greenhouse gas measuring satellite. The same fairings are common components...

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