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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force Plans Launch Service Phase 2 Contract Awards This Summer

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Lt. Gen. John “JT” Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, said the U.S. Space Force is on schedule to award this summer contracts to two launch service providers under the second phase of the National Security Space Launch program, Via Satellite reported Thursday.

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L3Harris Awarded $1B Space Force Contract for Situational Awareness Tech Modernization, Sustainment Services

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has won a potential 10-year, $1.2B contract to help the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center modernize and sustain ground-based systems used to process space data. The company will maintain sensors and battle management command-and-control platforms under the  Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities, according to an award notice posted Wednesday.

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AF Space & Missile Systems Center Seeks Info on Commercial Launch, Orbit Maneuver Capabilities

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to provide information on future commercial launch, maneuver and transport capabilities as part of the National Security Launch Architecture study. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is interested in industry projections and perspectives with regard to future civil and commercial capabilities for 2025 and beyond.

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ULA Awarded $98M to Support Air Force, NRO Launch Missions With Atlas V

United Launch Alliance has received a $98.5M contract to complete three Atlas V rocket launches for the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office. The company will continue and complete Atlas V launch activities that began under a previous contract, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Hughes Gets USAF Satcom Mgmt Tech Prototyping Contract; Rick Lober Quoted

Hughes Network Systems will develop and demonstrate a technology intended to manage satellite communications under a $2.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. The company said Monday it will create the Enterprise Management and Control system prototype with the firm's Flexible Modem Interface to support interoperability between satcom networks.

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Air Force Plans Space Tech Prototyping OTA Recompete

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is seeking interested parties who can manage a consortium to support the service branch’s plans to recompete an other transaction agreement for space-related technology prototyping efforts.

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