SpaceX: Air Force Certifies Falcon 9 Flights

By Courtney Albon / July 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM
Launch provider SpaceX announced July 11 that the Air Force has deemed all three of the company's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class qualifying launches to be successful. However, SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle must move through additional testing and verification processes in order to be certified to fly national security space payloads. That process should be completed by the end of this year. "Under Air Force standards, SpaceX is already qualified to compete for EELV missions, but SpaceX must also be...

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