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Air Force smallsat to fly on upcoming Falcon 9 launch


Air Force smallsat to fly on upcoming Falcon 9 launch An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a secondary payload on the upcoming Falcon 9 launch of a commercial communications satellite and lunar lander. Spaceflight, the Seattle-based company that brokers rideshare launch services, confirmed in a Feb. 11 statement that it will be flying the S5 satellite for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as a secondary payload on the Falcon 9 launch of Indonesia’s PSN-6, or Nusantara Satu, communications satellite for Indonesian company PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Feb 16)

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