SpaceX STP-2ミッション

DODアメリカ合衆国国防総省(United States Department of Defense)、NASAアメリカ航空宇宙局(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)なども関係し、アメリカ合衆国現地時間2019年5月1日AM3:59にケープカナベラル空軍基地(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station)Space Launch Complex 40よりスペースXファルコン9ロケット(SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket)、Dragon cargo spacecraft CRS-17を打ち上げ。



STP-2 Animation SpaceX(※動画は限定公開のため、変更または削除される場合があります。)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission, managed by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), will deliver 23 satellites to space on the DoD's first ever SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. 

The STP-2 mission will be among the most challenging launches in SpaceX history with four separate upper-stage engine burns, three separate deployment orbits, a final propulsive passivation maneuver and a total mission duration of over six hours. 

In addition, the U.S. Air Force plans to reuse side boosters from the Arabsat-6A Falcon Heavy launch, recovered after a return to launch site landing, making it the first reused Falcon Heavy ever flown.