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When are military space flights scheduled?

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As of August 1, 2015, the U.S. military has three space flights scheduled for the remainder of the year: August 31, September 25 and October 30. SpaceX also expects to perform several missions for NASA during this period.

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On August 31, the U.S. Navy has plans to send a mobile-user satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida to provide tactical communications to U.S. troops, and improve ground communications with mobile units.

On September 25, the Navy is scheduled to launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The U.S. Air Force plans to launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a navigation satellite for the global positioning system from Cape Canaveral on October 30.

SpaceX also expects to perform several missions to launch communication satellites for NASA and deliver goods to the international space station by the end of 2015.

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