Inside the Air Force - October 12, 2018

ULA, Blue Origin, Northrop snag Air Force launch vehicle development awards

October 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM
The Air Force announced Wednesday it has awarded more than $2.2 billion in other transaction agreements to Northrop Grumman, United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin to develop launch vehicles to compete for future national security space launches. SpaceX, one of two companies currently certified to fly NSS payloads, was not awarded funding for launch vehicle development. This week's launch service agreements are part of a multiphase strategy to boost competition to launch military satellites. During this phase, companies will continue...

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