Pentagon awards more than $2 billion in contracts for national security rocket launches

The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with a combined $2 billion in contracts to develop rockets capable of sending national security satellites into orbit for the US government: the United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezosís Blue Origin. However, SpaceX ó a current launch provider for the Defense Department ó was not on the list. The awards are part of the DODís coveted Launch Service Agreement, or LSA. The goal of the program is to aid the development of commercial rockets and ensure that the US government has constant access to space for its national security payloads. The Defense Department says it will eventually select two of the awardees to be official launch providers... Continue reading…

Pentagon awards more than $2 billion in contracts for national security rocket launches

The contracts went to the United Launch Alliance (ULA), Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will receive part of a $2.3 billion fund to develop rockets for the US

Blue Origin, based in Washington, received $500 million in funding to develop the New Glenn rocket which will carry defence payloads into space and curb reliance on foreign rockets. ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

The US Air Force has just awarded three aerospace corporations contracts worth $2.2 billion in an effort to ensure that it can rely on domestic partners for launch vehicles. One of ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

The military chooses which rockets it wants built for the next decade

United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman, and Blue Origin won. SpaceX did not.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Ars Technica

Air Force Awards Launch Vehicle Development Contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, ULA

The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from SPACE.com

The Defense Department picks three companies to develop rockets for national security launches

The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with a combined $2 billion in contracts to develop rockets capable of sending national security satellites into orbit for ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from The Verge

Bezosí Blue Origin, Others Get $2.3 Billion in US Rocket Contracts

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said that it had awarded a total of $2.3 billion in contracts to develop rocket launch systems for national security missions. The awards go to Amazon.com billionaire ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Voice of America

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