The Pentagon recently awarded more than $2 billion in contracts for rockets capable of launching national security satellites. SpaceX was not one of the winners.
“The goal of this [group of agreements] is to make sure we have a competitive industrial base,” said Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisitions.
The contracts are for the development of Blue Origin’s New Glenn, Northrop Grumman’s OmegA and ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rockets.
Source URL: SpaceX Cut Out of Air Force Contracts for New Rockets
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