The U.S. Air Force’s emphasis on mission assurance in choosing a launch provider for a critical National Reconnaissance Office satellite – as well as the timing of the contract – could prove troublesome for SpaceX, the would-be rival to United Launch Alliance (ULA) that is seeking to break its monopoly over national security launches. SpaceX claimed in a Federal Claims Court suit filed in April that the U.S. Air Force unfairly provided ULA with a multibillion-dollar ...


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