SpaceX has been awarded its first two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will use SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2014 and 2015 to launch DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2).
“We look forward to providing high reliability access to space with lift capability to orbit that is substantially greater than any other launch vehicle in the world,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and chief designer.
The DSCOVR mission will be launched aboard a Falcon 9 in late 2014, while STP-2 will be launched aboard the Falcon Heavy in mid-2015. Both will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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