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Relativity Space obtains Air Force approval for Cape Canaveral launch pad

Relativity Space obtains Air Force approval for Cape Canaveral launch pad

Written by David

January 19, 2019

Artist’s illustration of Relativity’s planned development at Launch Complex 16. Credit: Relativity Space Launch startup Relativity Space has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to take over a disused launch pad at Cape Canaveral for the company’s methane-fueled Terran 1 rocket, a 3D-printed launcher that could carry small satellites into orbit by the end of 2020. Relativity announced Jan. 17 it has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to base launch operations of its Terran 1 methane-fueled rocket at Launch Complex 16, a long-dormant facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida once used by Titan and Pershing missile tests. The agreement makes Relativity Space, “the first venture-backed company that has won approval for a site, LC-16, to start designing and building our launch facility at the Cape,” said Tim Ellis, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “We are only the fourth company after SpaceX, ULA and […]

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