USAF opts not to launch DMSP-20; begins tear-down of legacy weather satellite

By Courtney Albon / November 23, 2016 at 5:03 PM
The Air Force has begun to tear down the last grounded Defense Meteorological Satellite Program spacecraft after speculation about whether it would launch. "Based on the deputy secretary of defense and Air Force decisions and in accordance with congressional direction, the Air Force program executive officer for space directed the DMSP-20 program to resume disposition activity in accordance with the program termination plan," Air Force Deputy Under Secretary for Space Winston Beauchamp told Inside the Air Force in a Nov...

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