SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at the launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, February 6, 201
(Reuters) – The Pentagon will release the certification for Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles to determine whether the US Air Force complied with certain guidelines, according to a memo here on Monday.
“Our objective is to determine whether the U.S. Air Force compliant with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide when Certifying the Launch Vehicle-Class SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, U.S. Department of Defense Deputy Inspector General Michael Roark got in the memo.
The review will begin this month, the memo stated.
In December, SpaceX Rocket Carries U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off Florida's Cape Canaveral.
The successful launch was a great victory for the billionaire Musk, which has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market.
Musk's privately held rocket company said last month it would be an extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.