SpaceX has won its first U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) heavy-lift launch service contract, work previously awarded solely to United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Under the firm, fixed-price contract announced June 21, the Air Force will pay SpaceX $130 million to deliver Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite to its intended orbit. “The contract provides the government with a total launch solution for this mission, which ...

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