Space Force releases draft RFPs for NSSL Phase 3

By Michael Marrow / February 17, 2023 at 11:51 AM
The Space Force is using a new, "dual-lane" approach to open up competition for future National Security Space Launches, according to a draft request for proposals posted by the service Feb. 16. Phase 3 of the NSSL program will enable newer vendors with “risk-tolerant” systems to compete annually for the first lane of space launch acquisitions. The second lane will require vendors to launch payloads to what the Space Force in a press release calls “more stressing orbits,” which will...

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