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Space Force awards eight launches to SpaceX and ULA
Posted: Sat, Jun 4, 2022, 8:09 AM ET (1209 GMT)
The Space Force's Space Systems Command issued task orders Thursday for eight launches to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. The command awarded five launches to ULA's Vulcan Centaur, including a GPS mission, the WGS-11+ communications satellite and three classified missions, all launching from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX will perform Falcon 9 launches of a Missile Defense Agency mission, a military weather satellite and one set of SDA Tranche 1 satellites from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. However, the command did not give schedules for the individual missions, set to launch in the next two years, or their costs. The five launches funded in fiscal year 2022 average $159 million each. The three launches funded in fiscal year 2023 average $181 million each.
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