It is a problem the U.S. Air Force once wished it had: multiple companies competing to launch its mission-critical satellites into a range of Earth orbits. Now, legacy contractor United Launch Alliance (ULA) is in a fight for its existence as it squares off against SpaceX—which in 2016 broke ULA’s monopoly on the military’s space launch business—and new offerings from Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ startup Blue Origin.  SpaceX was left out of the Launch ...


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