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Air Force Seeks Bids for Launch Service Procurement Phase 2 Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation for the second phase of the Launch Service Procurement program, which seeks to award fixed-price contracts to two domestic commercial service providers that can launch national security payloads through 2027. “We must move forward now. We are answering Congress’ 2014 directive to …

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ASRC Federal, Boeing to Research Rocket Engine Tech for Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 28, 2016 — ASRC Federal and Boeing (NYSE: BA) will perform research on new rocket engine technologies under separate contracts awarded by the U.S. Air Force,  ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the service branch gave a $6.1 million contract to Boeing and a $3.6 …

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USAF Awards EELV Rocket Engine Development OTAs to SpaceX, Orbital ATK

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a $180.2 million ‘other transaction’ agreement and Space Exploration Technologies a $61.4 million OTA to build alternative propulsion systems for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Space and Missile Systems Center received multiple proposals for the development of a U.S. substitute …

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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies …

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Air Force Wants Info on EELV Rocket Engine Alternatives

The U.S. Air Force has requested information on the availability of locally made rocket engines that the service can use for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. AF is looking to utilize industry’s existing launch systems or alternative configurations to currently used boosters in EELV-class platforms, the branch said Wednesday …

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