With both Lockheed Martin and Boeing's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs) off to successful starts, analysts are generally positive about the long-term prospects for both, although they feel government support will be crucial to sustaining them through the current flat market period. The Air Force partially funded the development of Lockheed Martin's Atlas V and Boeing's Delta IV rocket families to reduce the cost of launch and provide the U.S. with assured access to space. ...

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