Colonel Shahnaz M. Punjani, Director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, U.S. Air Force. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) questioned whether the Air Force can capably run space programs after trouble with its weather satellite program. Credit: House Armed Services Committee
The Super Strypi launch vehicle at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. Credit: U.S. Air Force
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SASC on military's space launch capabilities
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
The Super Strypi launch vehicle at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. Credit: U.S. Air Force
The rail launcher to be used in Hawai‘i's first space launch was unveiled in October 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attached to the rail launcher is a scale model of the Super Strypi rocket. Credit: University of Hawaii/Sandia National Laboratories
The U.S. Air Force will use a Minotaur 4 rocket (pictured above) from Orbital ATK to launch the ORS-5 satellite.
Orbital ATK Bacchus facility
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Air Force Col. John Anttonen
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Military Space Quarterly. Credit: SpacNews
Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan
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