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Air Force requests bids for space launch services, will select two companies in 2020

3 May 2019, 23:52 UTC
Air Force requests bids for space launch services, will select two companies in 2020
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WASHINGTON — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on Friday released the final request for proposals for the purpose of competitively awarding contracts in 2020 to two domestic launch service providers. Proposals are due August 1.
The National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement (LSP) is the second phase of the program previously known as the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle and recently renamed National Security Space Launch. Overseen by the Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, the NSSL program will consider both reusable and expendable launch vehicles.
Two vendors will be selected in 2020 from a field that is expected to include current national security launch providers United Launch Alliance and SpaceX, was well as new entrants Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman.
The LSP covers launch service procurements starting in fiscal year 2020 through 2024 for missions that will be launch through 2027. The five-year deal will include approximately 25 missions. One of the winners will get 60 percent, the other 40 percent. The Air Force and the NRO are projected to spend about a billion dollars a year on national security launch services.
The final request for proposals (RFP) is being issued following ...

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