Flight 3 of Falcon 1 heads to Kwajalein, with the upgraded Merlin 1C engine.
This flight will carry the DoD's (Department of Defense's) ORS (Operationally Responsive Space) office's first JMP (Jumpstart Mission Payload) into orbit.
I wonder if texting actually started with the Department of Defense? They certainly keep to their abbreviations, imnsho. :/
From the SpaceX blog:
"In addition to the ORS primary payload, Flight 003 will also carry a rideshare adapter experiment for ATSB of Malaysia (the primary customer for the following Falcon 1 launch, F1-004), and two CubeSat payloads.ge.)"
I'll keep you updated.
Saturday, April 19, 2008