ULA Responds to SpaceX EELV Lawsuit

United Launce Alliance (ULA) Statement in Response to SpaceX Lawsuit, ULA

"Defense Department officials have recently stated that cancelling the contract and terminating the block buy - which involves hundreds of suppliers and is enormously complex - would cost billions. Additionally, it could put critical mission schedules at risk that would have impact on operational capabilities and the satellite program costs. ULA is focused on delivering on all of its mission assurance and cost reduction commitments that support its customers." 

SpaceX Announces Court Action to Open Air Force Space Launch Missions to Competition, SpaceX

"SpaceX announced today that they are filing a legal challenge to the U.S. Air Force's latest Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contract with United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The long-term contract, which guarantees the purchase of 36 rocket cores from ULA to be used in national security launches, was granted to ULA on a sole-source basis without any competition from other launch providers. SpaceX is seeking the right to compete for some of these same launches."

- McCain Questions USAF EELV Procurement, earlier post
- SpaceX to Protest and Sue Over EELV Contract, earlier post

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