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US Air Force rewriting '127-1' range safety regulations

11 May 2017

Key Points

  • US Air Force updating launch range safety rules
  • This will help the service modernise for new launch technologies

The US Air Force (USAF) is rewriting a number of its range safety regulations known as '127-1' to better embrace emerging launch technologies.

The USAF is updating its space launch range safety regulations to better embrace a new era of launch technologies that call for faster turnaround times. (United Launch Alliance)The USAF is updating its space launch range safety regulations to better embrace a new era of launch technologies that call for faster turnaround times. (United Launch Alliance)

USAF spokesman Bryan Purtell said 5 May the service is rewriting Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Manual 91-710: Range Safety User Requirements Manual, Air Force Command Range Safety Policies and Procedures; and AFSPC Manual 91-711: Launch Safety Requirements for AFSPC Organizations.

Both of these manuals, according to Purtell, are command manuals with instructions on how to implement instructions that are also being rewritten.



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