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SpaceX to Help Launch NASA’s Heliosphere Exploration Spacecraft Under $109M Contract

IMAP mission

SpaceX will provide launch services under a potential $109.4M contract for a NASA-funded mission that seeks to further study the heliosphere’s boundary that produces a magnetic barrier protecting the solar system. NASA said Saturday its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission will examine the neutral particles that pass through the barrier and study how particles become faster in space.

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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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ULA to Help Launch First NASA Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids; Tory Bruno Quoted

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been selected to provide launch services for NASA’s first mission to study the Trojan asteroids orbiting with Jupiter. ULA said Thursday it will deploy an Atlas V 401 rocket to send the Lucy spacecraft in October 2021 from Cape Canaveral …

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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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Orbital ATK Positions NGL Rocket for Air Force Launch Services Agreement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 16, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has submitted a bid for one of the U.S. Air Force‘s Launch Services Agreements, with the company’s Next Generation Launch system as the rocket on offer, in response to the service branch’s efforts to identify multiple launch options for national …

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Inmarsat Picks Arianespace to Launch 5th Global Xpress Satellite in 2019

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2017 — Inmarsat has named Arianespace as the launch services provider for the upcoming fifth Global Xpress communications satellite that Thales Alenia Space is building based on the updated Spacebus 4000 B2 platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Arianespace said Friday it will launch GX-5 from the Guiana Space Center in the French …

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