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Commercial Spaceport Range Safety

Cape CanaveralThe GPS Range Safety Project team recently concluded a flight test effort from January 21-27, 2001, staged out of Patrick Air Force Base over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Ballistic Missile Range Safety Technology (BMRST) Airborne segment was installed in the King Air C90 and flown against the BMRST Ground Station. This test is a part of an overall test program to ensure the system's performance for the Kodiak, Alaska Launch scheduled for March 23, 2001. (The launch in the Kodiak is part of the certification process.) Approximately 20 hours were flown in the King Air.

Daily Briefing:

  • January 22, 2001 - download PDF
  • January 23, 2001 - download PDF
  • January 24, 2001 - download PDF
  • January 25, 2001 - download PDF
  • January 26, 2001 - download PDF

The Range Saftey Team:


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