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SpaceX wins Air Force Falcon Heavy launch contract
Posted: Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
Falcon Heavy inaugural launch (J. Foust) SpaceX has won a $130 million Air Force launch contract for a Falcon Heavy mission. The Air Force announced the contract Thursday for the Air Force Space Command 52 payload, a classified mission scheduled for launch late in fiscal year 2020 from Florida. The Falcon Heavy beat out United Launch Alliance's Delta 4 Heavy for the contract, the fifth competitive procurement under the current EELV Phase 1A program. The Air Force has also certified the Falcon Heavy for EELV missions.
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