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Air Force Seeks Next-Gen Launch Vehicles for Space Missions

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DocM    16,544

I wonder what vehicle SpaceX will bid, especially since the USAF has already partially funded the development of Raptor?

 

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/10/06/air-force-seeks-next-gen-launch-vehicles-for-space-missions/

 

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Air Force Seeks Next-Gen Launch Vehicles for Space Missions

 

The Air Force has released a request for proposal for its next iteration of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, known as EELV, to be used on space lift such as the Atlas V, Delta IV, and Falcon 9 rocket systems.

The service said Thursday it plans to award “at least three agreements” for prototype development as part of its Launch Services Agreement strategy.
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Through public-private partnership with industry, the “goal of the EELV acquisition strategy is to leverage commercial launch solutions in order to have at least two domestic, commercial launch service providers that also meet [National Security Space] requirements,” the RFP states.

The awards will be announced no later than 2020 in time for launches in 2022, the RFP added.

 

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DocM    16,544

Yup :D

 

 

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