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Space Force Adds Third Falcon Heavy National Security Launch for 2022

Space Force Adds Third Falcon Heavy National Security Launch for 2022 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

SpaceX‘s Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a classified U.S. Space Force mission in 2022 under an existing $332 million contract for the second phase of the National Security Space Launch Program, Space News reported Sunday.

A Space Systems Command spokesperson said the USSF-67 national security mission is scheduled to take off on the SpaceX rocket in the middle of next year or late 2022.

The confirmed launch adds to a pair of Falcon Heavy missions that have been postponed to 2022 due to challenges associated with range scheduling and payload readiness.

The postponed launches, designated USSF-44 and USSF-52, still do not have specific launch dates but have been rescheduled for next year.

NASA accommodates Falcon Heavy launches from Kennedy Space Center.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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