2 satellites, one by L3Harris and the other by Northrop Grumman, will be launched as the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) mission for the US Missile Defense Agency. These satellites have improved sensitivity to detect and track hypersonic missiles with fainter signatures. 4 SDA Tranche 0 Tracking Layer missile warning satellites by L3Harris will also be on board.
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Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.See Falcon Details
The Falcon 9 first stage B1078 has landed back at the launch site after its 7th flight.Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 2.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.INFO WIKI
The USSF-124 mission carried six small satellites: two for the Missile Defense Agency and four for the Space Development Agency.
The U.S. Space Force recently ordered five military satellite launches from United Launch Alliance and three from SpaceX, awards valued at $846 million for missions scheduled to fly in the next two years.
The US military has awarded providers SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) another eight launch contracts worth a total of $846...