USSF Launches Experimental Research Payload

USSF Launches Experimental Research Payload
USSF Launches Experimental Research Payload

The U.S. Space Force(USSF) and Space and Missile Systems Centre (SMC) successfully launched an experimental research payload for the Air Force Research Laboratory on March 3, Space and Missile Systems Centre said in an announcement.


This was the first sounding rocket launch delivered under the Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4) contract, designed to provide suborbital launches and support services for the SMC.

The $424 million indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract was awarded to two parties: OrbitalATK and a joint venture led by Space Vector Corporation in partnership with Kratos. The SRP-4 award covers a seven-year ordering period.