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House Members Ask Mattis To Stay The Course On Launch System Development

15 April 2017
Space News reported that a bipartisan group of 20 House members sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis last week requesting that the Pentagon allow the US Air Force to pursue its plans to fund development of “complete, robust launch systems” for its Launch Service Agreement program. The lawmakers wrote, “Investing in the entire launch system through government and industry cost-share partnerships — rather than a specific component — is the fastest, safest, and most affordable way for the taxpayer to achieve these objectives.” United Launch Alliance (ULA), Orbital ATK, and SpaceX are expected to compete for the Launch Service Agreement program, and Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne are vying to supply the engine for ULA’s Vulcan launch vehicle. (Image Credit: Blue Origin)
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