SpaceX is an American company working to bring America back to space, and humans to other planets.
The US Air Force has confirmed that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has conducted the 3 successful flights required for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) certification, according to SpaceX.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 11, 2014
The Air Force has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system as having conducted three successful flights, a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program.
Under Air Force standards, SpaceX is already qualified to compete for EELV missions, but SpaceX must also be certified by the Air Force before any contract can be awarded to the company. Meeting the criteria for successful flights is a key milestone in the certification process.
SpaceX expects to satisfy the remaining certification requirements later this year.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.