The source selection criteria in the forthcoming GPS III launch services competition will include four major pass/fail factors followed by a price shootout, says Col. Doug Pentecost, who is overseeing the procurement. This is the first competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance since the former was certified to compete for U.S. national security launch contracts, breaking ULA’s near-decade monopoly in this arena. A request for proposals is expected in July. For the GPS III ...

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