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ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)
The US Air Force split a set of new launch contracts between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. The Air Force announced Wednesday it was awarding SpaceX three launches of GPS 3 satellites on Falcon 9 vehicles from late 2019 through 2020 in an order valued at $290 million. The Air Force also ordered two Atlas 5 launches of the AFSPC-8 and -12 missions to geosynchronous orbit in 2020 in a deal valued at $351 million. AFSPC-8 will carry a third pair of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites while AFSPC-12 will fly a wide-field-of-view testbed and set of auxiliary payloads.
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