The tables have turned. The United Launch Alliance (ULA), which until May held a monopoly on U.S. national security launch work, is now stepping aside in the first competition against its rival, SpaceX, since the latter was certified to compete in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) market. So the U.S. Air Force’s first attempt at establishing a level competition between the two has apparently fizzled before it even started. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says, ...


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