The way 45th Space Wing Commander Wayne Monteith sees it, the key to supporting 48 launches a year by 2020 is to remove bureaucratic obstacles—such as having customers make reservations for range time at least six months in advance—and to invest in new technologies, such as a graphic visualization system to sharpen the accuracy of launch-weather forecasts.  “About 75% of our launches are [affected] by weather. The better that we can display and characterize the data ...

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