Mission Straight Up
About the Mission
- The U.S. Space Force will launch seven (7) satellites provided by multiple government agencies that will conduct experiments in space-based communications, in-space navigation, and climate change.
- The Straight Up launch will support the United States Space Force’s STP-S28A mission. The contract to launch STP-S28A was awarded to Virgin Orbit National Systems in April 2020 by the United States Space Force as a three (3) launch mission.
- U.S. Space Force has procured this launch for the Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP), with payloads provided by the DoD Space Test Program (STP).
Straight Up; USSF Mission Number: STP-S28A
July 1, 2022
Mojave Air and Space Port
Approximately 500km above the Earth’s surface at 45 degrees inclination
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