SpaceX and others beat blue origin and won billions of US Air Force orders

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 SpaceX and others beat blue origin and won billions of US Air Force orders


According to reports, ula won 60% of the contract and SpaceX won the remaining 40%. Both sides will be responsible for national security tasks for a total of five years from 2022 to 2026. The military previously said it expected to spend about $1 billion a year on rocket launches.

Ula, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX have been responsible for launching national security missions. In this decade, dozens of equipment have been launched for the military. National security missions are the most profitable in the rocket business, with each launch worth more than $100 million. The U.S. military has signed more than $12 billion worth of launch contracts with ula and SpaceX between 2012 and 2019.

Previously, blue origins CEO said in 2019 that the company would continue to develop the new Glenn rocket, whether or not it won the launch contract for the national security space launch mission.

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