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Isn't the delay in announcing launch contracts a bit weird? I recall SDA wanting to get some of the launches for their constellation to be launched by the end of 2022 - which seems very unlikely to happen that quickly after the launch award.

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Isn't the delay in announcing launch contracts a bit weird? I recall SDA wanting to get some of the launches for their constellation to be launched by the end of 2022 - which seems very unlikely to happen that quickly after the launch award.

The SDA launches for Tranche 0 were given out a while ago.

New release of orders. 5 to ULA on Vulcan all from Eastern range; 3 to SpaceX all on Falcon 9, 1 eastern, 2 Vandenberg.

https://twitter.com/USSF_SSC/status/1529969683671134209?s=20&t=XxTGKMxvQPcGRxpgYEdyNQ

Per this week's "Rocket Report" from Ars Technica: "Col. Douglas Pentecost, Space Systems Command deputy director of launch enterprise, told the publication that ULA’s task orders for the five missions are worth $566 million, and SpaceX’s orders for three missions are worth $280 million."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/rocket-report-india-wants-its-own-spacex-firefly-targets-july-for-alpha-launch/

Impressive that total cost for 8 DOD launches is only $846M. US taxpayers definitely benefiting from competitive launch market.

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Per this week's "Rocket Report" from Ars Technica: "Col. Douglas Pentecost, Space Systems Command deputy director of launch enterprise, told the publication that ULA’s task orders for the five missions are worth $566 million, and SpaceX’s orders for three missions are worth $280 million."

That works out to $113.M each for ULA and $93.3M each for SpaceX.
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Per this week's "Rocket Report" from Ars Technica: "Col. Douglas Pentecost, Space Systems Command deputy director of launch enterprise, told the publication that ULA’s task orders for the five missions are worth $566 million, and SpaceX’s orders for three missions are worth $280 million."

That works out to $113.M each for ULA and $93.3M each for SpaceX.
Excellent. While these might not be the most demanding missions, numbers such as these show the benefit of two competitive providers.

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