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US Space Force Awards ULA, SpaceX Contracts for Basic Launch Services

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US Space Force Awards ULA, SpaceX Contracts for Basic Launch Services

The U.S. Space Force has awarded United Launch Alliance and SpaceX contracts for four National Security Space Launch Phase 2 missions. 

ULA received $224.29 million in firm-fixed-price task orders to provide basic launch services and mission integration for USSF-112 and USSF-87, the Department of Defense said.

Work will be done in Centennial, Colorado; and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The tasks are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. The Space Force will fund the projects in full using fiscal 2021 space procurement funds. 

USSF awarded SpaceX with two firm-fixed-price task orders together worth $159.82 million. The company will provide basic launch services mission integration for USSF-36 and NROL-69.

SpaceX will perform the tasks in Hawthorne, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles Air Force Base in California is the contracting activity for ULA’s and Space Force’s awards, the Pentagon said.

In August 2020, the Air Force selected ULA and SpaceX to launch national security satellites for military and intelligence agencies for five years starting in 2022, SpaceNews previously reported.

ULA and SpaceX are expected to launch as many as 35 missions for the DOD and the National Reconnaissance Office between 2022 and 2027. They will perform the work under the terms of firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery contracts.

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