USAF Picks Orbital ATK, SpaceX For Engine Work

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LOS ANGELES – As part of its plan to develop a national security launch capability that reduces U.S. dependence on Russian-developed RD-180 engines by 2019, the U.S. Air Force has awarded two rocket propulsion system development contracts to Orbital ATK and SpaceX. The larger of the two Space and...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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