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AFRL, ABL Space Systems demonstrate rapid operation of launch systems

In 2021, The Air Force Research Laboratory and ABL Space Systems partnered with operators from the 2nd Space Launch Squadron and 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California to demonstrate how launch systems can be operated rapidly by small teams from nontraditional sites. AFWERX, part of AFRL, brought together players from across the national security space enterprise for this rapid rocket launch concept of operations demonstration. The complete test campaign, from training to full operations with cryogenic rocket propellants, validated the strong training base and capability of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force active-duty personnel in conducting liquid rocket CONOPS and fielding of novel deployable systems. (Courtesy photo / ABL Space Systems)

PHOTO BY: ABL Space Systems
VIRIN: 220420-F-F3963-1001.JPG
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Canon EOS 6D

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24-70mm

APERTURE

71/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/320

ISO

100

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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AFRL, ABL Space Systems demonstrate rapid operation of launch systems

In 2021, The Air Force Research Laboratory and ABL Space Systems partnered with operators from the 2nd Space Launch Squadron and 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California to demonstrate how launch systems can be operated rapidly by small teams from nontraditional sites. AFWERX, part of AFRL, brought together players from across the national security space enterprise for this rapid rocket launch concept of operations demonstration. The complete test campaign, from training to full operations with cryogenic rocket propellants, validated the strong training base and capability of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force active-duty personnel in conducting liquid rocket CONOPS and fielding of novel deployable systems. (Courtesy photo / ABL Space Systems)

PHOTO BY: ABL Space Systems
VIRIN: 220420-F-F3963-1001.JPG
FULL SIZE: 0.72 MB
Additional Details

CAMERA

Canon EOS 6D

LENS

24-70mm

APERTURE

71/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/320

ISO

100

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.