NASA to unveil its Space Launch System rocket for 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that the agency will begin commercial sales of the new Space Launch Systems (SLS) rocket for the upcoming launch year.

SLS is a new, low-cost rocket that the U.S. Air Force intends to fly on future missions.

SDS will provide NASA with a reliable, low cost rocket for its future launches.

The agency will launch SLS from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at the end of 2020, and it will carry three satellites: LADEE, an Earth observation mission for the U and Manned Spaceflight program, and Orbiting Carbon Observatory, a geosynchronous orbiter.

The SLS rocket is the first of three new NASA launches under the Commercial Crew program.

The agency will also begin commercial development of a second launch vehicle, the Space Launch Complex-3 (SLC-3) and the Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule.

Following a launch on Friday, March 13, 2020, the next launch of the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for the end at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 7.