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Air Force solicits five EELV launches; awards expected later this year

February 02, 2018 |
Courtney Albon
The Air Force released a combined request for proposals this week for five Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions that will be awarded later this year. The launches include two National Reconnaissance Office payloads, a classified satellite referred to as Silent Barker, the fifth geosynchronous Space-Based Infrared System satellite and the Air Force Space Command-44 mission. The service has said that awarding launch contracts in groups, such as this, could help streamline the acquisition process. Claire Leon, former director of the...

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