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ULA, SpaceX Receive 12 Additional USSF Launch Service Orders

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance secured six new assignments each under a follow-on U.S. Space Force procurement vehicles for national security space launch services.

Space Systems Command said Thursday that SpaceX will launch five missions for the Space Development Agency’s missile warning and tracking constellation and one classified USSF mission under the NSSL Phase 2 contract.

Four SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer satellites and one Tranche 1 Tracking Layer payload will launch onboard Falcon 9 rockets from the Western range into polar orbit.

SpaceX will deploy the classified USSF-31 payload to space onboard a Falcon rocket from the Eastern range.

SSC tasked ULA to launch two SDA tracking layer payloads using the Vulcan rocket.

Additionally, the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will deploy two National Reconnaissance Office missions, the eighth Global Positioning System 3 satellite and the classified USSF-114 payload.

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