The Pentagon will analyze the certification for Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch vehicles to find out whether or not the U.S. Air Pressure complied with sure pointers, in accordance with a memo right here on Monday. “Our purpose is to find out whether or not the U.S. Air Force complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide when certifying the launch system design for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch autos,” U.S. Department of Defense Deputy Inspector General Michael Roark mentioned within the memo.
The evaluation will start this month, the memo said. In December, a SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. army navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, marking the house transportation firm’s first nationwide safety area mission for the USA.
The successful launch was a significant victory for billionaire Musk, who has spent years attempting to interrupt into the profitable marketplace for navy area launches dominated by Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co. Musk’s privately held rocket firm mentioned final month it might scale back its workforce by about 10% of the corporate’s more significant than 6,000 workers, citing “terribly troublesome challenges forward.”