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Air Force Issues RFP on Launch Support Services for 2019 GPS III Mission

The U.S. Air Force has begun a solicitation to procure launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services for the Global Positioning System III-3 satellite. The military service said Wednesday it will award a firm-fixed-price contract for an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle service after the branch evaluates interested vendors’ proposals with a “best value” source …

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ULA to Provide Atlas V Launch Services for NASA’s TDRS-M Satellite

United Launch Alliance will provide Atlas V 401 launch services to NASA for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M mission, which will be part of the NASA Space Network. The space agency said Saturday the estimated total cost for the TDRS-M launch is $132.4 million, including spacecraft processing, payload integration and other launch support services. TDRS-M …

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ULA to Provide FY 2016 EELV Services Under $882M Contract

United Launch Alliance will provide Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle services for the U.S. Air Force‘s Delta IV and Atlas V rockets in fiscal year 2016 under an $882.1 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Tuesday the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will provide mission integration, base and range …

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NASA Issues RFP on Dedicated Launch Services for Smaller Payloads

NASA is seeking proposals on commercial launch capability for small satellites and future science missions ahead of potential awards for the Venture Class Launch Services contract. The space agency said Saturday the request for proposals seeks dedicated support for smaller payloads under the Launch Services Program, which plans to launch 132 pounds of CubeSats …

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Orbital Sciences to Support NASA Ionosphere Monitoring Spacecraft Launch

Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB) has won a $56.3 million task order to help NASA launch a satellite intended to study the boundary region between Earth’s upper atmosphere and space. The company will process the Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite as well as integrate payloads and install telemetry, data and tracking …

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Rupert Pearce: Inmarsat Picks SpaceX Launch Vehicle for Space Missions

Inmarsat will use SpaceX‘s Falcon Heavy or Falcon 9 vehicle for up to three future space mission launches in a move that Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce says will help secure his company against future schedule risks. “In view of capacity constraints in the satellite launch market, Inmarsat believes that securing optionality today is an important business safeguard, …

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