SpaceX have become the light of space travel recently, with NASA's budget planned to be slashed by now second-term President Obama. SpaceX is a private company who can now run rings around NASA.
The company have been awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions from the United States Air Force and Missile Systems Center.
These two missions are the DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2). The two missions will take place in 2014 and 2015 and will be launched on SpaceX's Falcon vehicles.
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