USAF Expects To Approve SpaceX New Entrant Certification Plan Within One Week

By Courtney Albon / May 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
The Air Force is about a week away from cosigning a plan that would move launch provider SpaceX into the certification process to compete for the service's medium-class space launch business, according to the chief of the Space and Missile Systems Center. Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski told reporters during a May 9 conference call that negotiations between the Air Force and SpaceX over a plan for certifying the company as a new entrant to its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)...

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