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New small launch procurement effort shows USAF response to growing market

March 1, 2018 at 12:52 PM
A new small launch procurement line in the Air Force's fiscal year 2019 budget request may indicate the service is positioning itself to respond to anticipated growth in the small satellite market. The Air Force's budget request includes $192 million across the future years defense program to buy small launch services through the Rocket Systems Launch Program. The effort has had an associated research and development funding line for several years focused largely on sustaining retired intercontinental ballistic missile rocket...

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