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Title: Military use of super heavy launch vehicle
Post by: su27k on 09/12/2020 05:43 am
Given what's coming down the pipeline, might as well start this as a new thread.

Space Force: Too early to say if military will need ‘super heavy’ launch vehicles (https://spacenews.com/space-force-too-early-to-say-if-military-will-need-super-heavy-launch-vehicles/)

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“We are super excited about the future of space launch,” Cothern, the vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, said Sept. 8 during a virtual forum hosted by the RAND Corp.

Cothern however would not speculate on whether the Space Force might one day have a need for the super heavy reusable launchers like SpaceX’s Starship or Blue Origin’s New Glenn.

“We believe the current providers address the plans we have today for the near future,” Cothern said in response to a viewer’s question on the potential military value of super heavy-lift vehicles like Starship and New Glenn that are being developed to fly to the moon and beyond.
Title: Re: Military use of super heavy launch vehicle
Post by: Vahe231991 on 06/07/2021 01:45 am
See this link about the US military's new plans to use the Starship for military purposes:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/us-military-rocket-cargo-program-for-spacexs-starship-and-others.html
Title: Re: Military use of super heavy launch vehicle
Post by: gongora on 06/07/2021 01:57 am
This thread should stick to super heavy orbital launch and not the point to point stuff that is already being covered in other threads.