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United States: open investigation on SpaceX vectors

Doubts of the Pentagon on the conformity of the USAF certifications

From the Department of Defense there are doubts about the certification given by the US Air Force (USAF) to the carrier rockets of SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, as this could have been given inappropriately. The local press received a reminder sent to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson by the Assistant Inspector General for Intelligence and Evaluations of Special Program Michael Roark, in which the opening of an investigation to check compliance of the SpaceX launch system certification. Investigation that will begin in the coming weeks and will take place in the center of the missile and space systems in Los Angeles, where the procedures followed that have led to the green light in 2015 for the use of Falcon 9 and the Falcon's 2018 will be analyzed. Heavy from the launch bases of the USAF. Above all because until now the rockets of the company founded and led by Elon Musk have been used in many cargo launches for the International Space Station (ISS), but have also been used to bring civil and military satellites into orbit (as in the case of the new GPS).

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