SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certified for national security and military launches

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system has been certified by US Air Force for future national security missions, breaking the monopoly currently held by the United Launch Alliance (a joint venture operated by Boeing and Lockheed). SpaceX will now be allowed to compete for very lucrative launch contracts for military and reconnaissance satellites.

via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certified for national security and military launches | Ars Technica.

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