United Launch Services has been awarded an $860 million contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles.
Contractor will provide launch capability options, including launch capability, mission integration, base and range support, maintenance commodities, Delta depreciation, and Atlas depreciation, US department of defense said in a statement last Saturday.
They will also provide for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations, and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment.
Work is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017.
Lockheed Martin built, US Navys fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is ready for launch on Atlas V 551 on June 21 this year from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces
United Launch Alliance (ULA)'s Atlas V 401 rocket has launched the classified NROL-55 mission including spy satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). ULA has collaborated with the NRO Office of Space Launch and the Air Force on the integration and launch of the NROL-55 spacecraft to orbit with Atlas V vehicle
The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS operates like a smart phone cell tower in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move
The United States Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded three contracts together worth over $2.2 Billion for the development of a launch system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program
United Launch Services has won more than $208 million contract from the US Air Force to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). “United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $208,140,481 modification (P00163) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services,” the US Department of Defense said in a press release Friday
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