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US Air Force secretary vows no change in excess ICBM motor rocket policy

07 January 2018

Key Points

  • USAF secretary vows no change in commercial payload on ICBM motor rocket policy
  • Some in the USAF believe it is not barred from flying commercial payloads on ICBM rockets

The US Air Force (USAF) secretary vowed to not change existing policy regarding commercial payloads on excess intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) motor rockets.

“As so often happens in my office, I’d say we’re not going to change the policy,” Heather Wilson said on 5 January at a Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR) luncheon in Arlington, Virginia.

The USAF is barred from flying commercial payloads on rockets derived from excess ICBM motors.

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