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Space and Missile System Center’s Space Test Program-2 mission rescheduled to June 24


The launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying a multi-mission manifest of Department of Defense, NASA and NOAA payloads, is now targeted for June 24 to finish up launch vehicle preparation. 

STP-2 is set to liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The mission is managed by the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center. SMC procured the mission to provide spaceflight for multiple DOD, NASA and NOAA-sponsored military and civil experiments, as well as to demonstrate the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle for future operational DOD missions.


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