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SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2025
« on: 03/09/2021 09:49 pm »
Discussion thread for USSF-36

2025 on Falcon 9 from LC-39A or SLC-40.



Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California, has been awarded two individual firm-fixed-price task orders totaling $159,721,445 under the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 contract.  These task orders provide the basic launch services and mission integration for USSF-36 and NROL-69.  Work will be performed in Hawthorne, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Fiscal 2021 missile and space procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award.  The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8811-21-F-0009 and FA8811-21-F-0010).
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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2023
« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2021 11:23 pm »
SMC Press Release
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded four National Security Space missions to Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX) and United Launch Alliance (ULA) under the Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement contracts on Mar 09, 2021. SMC’s Launch Enterprise awarded USSF-36 and NROL-69 to SpaceX (both using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle) and USSF-112 and USSF-87 to ULA (both using the Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle).

“Today, we are making it possible for our National Security Space team to accomplish our mission of providing on-orbit space capability to the warfighter,” said Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of SMC’s Launch Enterprise. “The National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement contracts provide our customers affordability, flexibility, and extremely high reliability. This is the second order of the five-year Phase 2 ordering period. We are very pleased with the flexibility offered by our Phase 2 providers to make the best launch choices and adjustments as we proceed.”

USSF-36 has a scheduled launch date in the second quarter of FY23, NROL-69 in the fourth quarter of FY23, USSF-112 in the third quarter of FY23, and USSF-87 in the fourth quarter of FY23.

SMC issued ULA task orders for USSF-112 and USSF-87 for $225 million, which include basic launch services and mission integration. SMC issued SpaceX task orders for USSF-36 and NROL-69 for $160 million, which include basic launch services and mission integration for USSF-36 and only basic launch services for NROL-69. The NRO will fund its mission integration separately.

The Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California, is the U.S. Space Force’s center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems. The Center’s portfolio includes the Space Launch and Range Systems, Global Positioning System, Military Satellite Communications, Defense Meteorological Satellites, Satellite Control Networks, Space Based Infrared Systems and Space Situational Awareness capabilities.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : Q1-2023
« Reply #2 on: 03/13/2021 06:24 pm »
Both USSF-36 and L-69 will launch from LC-39A or SLC-40, which is confusing since the DoD contracts site said one will be from VAFB.
https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1370732825159290888
« Last Edit: 03/13/2021 06:25 pm by Phillipsturtles »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : Q1-2023
« Reply #3 on: 03/14/2021 06:13 am »
Both USSF-36 and L-69 will launch from LC-39A or SLC-40, which is confusing since the DoD contracts site said one will be from VAFB.
https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1370732825159290888

If the payload is light enough. A polar orbit or SSO launch from Florida has been demonstrated by SpaceX. The DoD could pay SpaceX to send one of the Falcon 9 to Valhalla early if payload is a bit more hefty.

Of course there is the issue of finding a launch slot in the busy range schedule. Silly me, just bumped a Starlink launch to the right. :-[

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : Q1-2023
« Reply #4 on: 05/04/2021 07:14 pm »
I believe the reference to both VAFB and CCAFS in the announcement came from some contract announcement boilerplate. Particularly, since CCAFS has been CCSFS for a little while. I wouldn't read too much into it.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : Q1-2023
« Reply #5 on: 05/15/2023 12:56 am »
Any information pointing to a potential new window for this launch? It's getting close to Q3 2023 with no recent news on this launch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : Q1-2023
« Reply #6 on: 05/15/2023 03:45 am »
Any information pointing to a potential new window for this launch? It's getting close to Q3 2023 with no recent news on this launch.
The website Gunter's Space Page lists the USSF-36 as scheduled for launch in July 2023.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2023
« Reply #7 on: 05/15/2023 03:46 pm »
Any information pointing to a potential new window for this launch? It's getting close to Q3 2023 with no recent news on this launch.
The website Gunter's Space Page lists the USSF-36 as scheduled for launch in July 2023.

Yeah that is because July is the start of Q3.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2024
« Reply #8 on: 06/03/2023 01:44 pm »
Not sure when this change was made, but Next Spaceflight is now showing NET January 2024 for this mission.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6149

[zubenelgenubi: This = TBD 2024 in NextSpaceflight jargon.]
« Last Edit: 07/03/2023 06:41 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2024
« Reply #9 on: 09/05/2023 01:56 am »
NextSpaceflight has now updated this to July 2024 so currently either H2 2024 or Q3 2024.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : USSF-36 : 2024
« Reply #10 on: 02/26/2024 02:10 am »
NextSpaceflight is now showing this as a 2025 launch.

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