The U.S. government has requested that the Federal Court of Claims dismiss launch upstart SpaceX’s lawsuit claiming the U.S. Air Force unfairly awarded billions of dollars in launch work to the United Launch Alliance monopoly. SpaceX filed the suit April 28 to protest an award of 28 launches — five years of work encompassing a buy of 36 rocket cores — to ULA. The service announced the deal last summer and finalized the details in December. Filing for dismissal is a fairly ...


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