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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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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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NASA Taps A.I. Solutions for Potential $388M Launch Services Program Support IDIQ

A.I. Solutions has secured a potential $387.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support launch of NASA and agency-sponsored payloads aboard commercial expendable launch vehicles. NASA said Thursday the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 contract includes launch site engineering, launch vehicle and spacecraft ground processing, communication engineering and telemetry system maintenance and operations support for the …

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SpaceX to Provide Falcon 9 Launch Services for NASA’s Surface Water Survey Satellite

Elon Musk’s SpaceX business has been chosen by NASA to help the space agency launch a satellite designed for global survey of Earth’s surface water. NASA said Wednesday it expects the cost of launch service, spacecraft processing, payload integration and tracking, data and telemetry support for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission to reach $112 million. …

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ULA Gets $861M Contract Modification to Continue Support for Air Force EELV Missions

United Launch Alliance has received an $860.8 million contract modification to help the  U.S. Air Force carry out Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions in fiscal year 2017. The Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will continue to provide Delta IV and Atlas V rockets as well as perform systems engineering, integration,   …

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Jacobs Receives $500M NASA Launch Services Program Contract Extension

NASA has awarded a potential two-year,  $500 million extension to a Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) subsidiary on a test and operations support contract for support of the space agency’s launch services program at Kennedy Space Center. The agency said Monday Jacobs Technology will continue to perform overall management and implementation work for ground systems, flight hardware …

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