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Falcon 9 upgrade receives blessing from U.S. Air Force | Spaceflight Now

The U.S. Air Force on Monday certified the latest version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, featuring higher-thrust engines, enlarged fuel tanks and a super-chilled propellant mixture, for launches of the military’s most valuable satellites.

The military’s formal sign-off on the upgraded Falcon 9 clears up any question that the modified launcher is eligible to compete for national security launch contracts.

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