Jeffrey LewisUpcoming Military Space Launches of Concern, Redux

In May 2004, I blogged about three upcoming launches of concern: XSS-11, NFIRE and a classified Air Force payload.

At least two, and possibly all three, have been delayed. Here is an update.

All three programs are scheduled to be launched on Minotaur Launch Vehicles (like the one pictured above, carrying MightySat 2.1 into orbit). We’ll know more about the programs when the new defense budget request is released next month.