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ULA Close to Approval

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
June 20, 2006

Rocket venture green light, Rocky Mountain News

“The federal government has signaled it’s prepared to approve Lockheed Martin and Boeing’s joint rocket-launch ventures. The two companies said the Federal Trade Commission – after a lengthy antitrust review – handed over a draft agreement giving the duo the green light to merge their rocket operations.”

Boeing, Lockheed get draft US OK for rocket merger, Reuters

“The draft consent order was sent to the companies about 10 days ago by the Federal Trade Commission, which must give the final U.S. approval, said Tom Jurkowsky, a Lockheed spokesman.”

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