08 august 2020

Fear of missing out?


WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance and SpaceX on Aug. 7 have won the Space Force’s next-generation rocket contract, locking the two companies in as the Defense Department’s launch providers of choice for the foreseeable future. ULA — a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing — was awarded $337 million, while SpaceX will be getting $316 million for phase two of the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Phase 2 program, the Pentagon announced. They beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman. [...]