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SpaceX, ULA Secure Additional Launch Assignments for NSSL Phase 2 Contract

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance have been assigned 21 launch service missions for fiscal year 2024 under phase 2 of the U.S. Space Force national security space launch contract vehicle.

Space Systems Command said Tuesday SpaceX received 10 mission assignments while ULA received 11 missions that are expected to launch over the next two to three years in support of various mission areas.

The missions mark the fifth and final order period of the follow-on NSSL contract awarded to SpaceX and the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture in August 2020.

Brig. Gen. Kristin Panzenhagen, program executive officer for assured access to space, said SSC has ordered a total of 48 NSSL missions over the five-year, phase 2 award.

The launch services will support space missions including the Space Development Agency’s missile warning and tracking constellation and the National Reconnaissance Office’s spy satellites.

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