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SpaceX Wins Potential $297M Contract for USAF, NRO Satellite Launch Services

SpaceX has won a potential $297M contract to send U.S. Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office satellites into orbit during the government’s 2021 fiscal year. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch services and the production of associated vehicles to support the AFSPC-44 mission as well as the NROL-87 and NROL-85 missions, …

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SpaceX Wins $130M Air Force Launch Services Contract; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has received a potential two-year, $130 million contract to bring into orbit a U.S. Air Force satellite. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch vehicle manufacturing, spaceflight worthiness activities, integration and launch operations support for the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday. The service’s space and missile …

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VIDEO: Liftoff! SpaceX Launches NASA TESS Planet Finder Mission

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 18, 2018. — NASA’s TESS Satellite Will Supercharge Search for Nearby, Earth-Like Worlds https://www.space.com/40307-nasa-tess-satellite-earth-like-exoplanets.html

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SpaceX Wins Potential $290M Air Force GPS III Launch Services Contract

SpaceX has won a potential two-year, $290.6 million contract to provide launch and mission support services for a U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite. The company will produce a launch vehicle and help the service branch conduct mission integration, launch operations, spaceflight worthiness and other mission-related activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday. USAF received two …

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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Matt Desch: Schedule the Key Deciding Factor to Use Pre-Flown SpaceX Boosters for Iridium Next

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) could use SpaceX‘s pre-flown first-stage Falcon 9 rocket boosters to launch future Iridium Next satellites depending on the impact to cost, reliability and the schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported June 20 that the company will look into the possibility of …

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