NASA is seeking bids for a new class of space launch services after U.S. industry proposed a vehicle filling a performance gap between the Pegasus and Delta 2 boosters. The space agency's goal for the new booster, designated the Medium-Light Expendable Launch Vehicle, or Med-Lite, is to launch half a Delta payload at the same cost per pound. Bids are due Feb. 1. NASA has a substantial need in that niche because it plans to reduce the size of space science and planetary ...

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