SpaceX was not part of the award announced Wednesday, but the company's Falcon 9 rockets are used to launch military satellites, NASA spacecraft and commercial payloads from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg. The EELV program has successfully launched 72 NSS missions, dating back to 2003, using the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. "ORCRP009161-topic.html" class="local_link" >Lockheed Martin, received a $967 million award for its Vulcan Centaur and Northrop Grumman was awarded $791.6 million for OmegA.
Northrop will perform work in Arizona, Utah, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio and Louisiana through December 31, 2024, while Blue Origin will carry out prototype development in Washington and Alabama through July 31, 2024.
The funding is for the development of competing launch system prototypes geared toward launching national security payloads.
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Blue Origin's New Glenn Rocket.
Blue Origin, the space company founded by Jeff Bezos, was awarded $500 million for its New Glenn rocket. The New Glenn is a reusable orbital vehicle created to land back on Earth after launch.
In all, the new contracts amount to almost $2.3 billion in financial support for the three companies and set the stage for the rockets to become major players in future satellite launches, now that they have the backing of the USA military to one day launch national security payloads. Design work on the vehicle began in 2012. SpaceX was not listed among the award recipients. "These innovative public-private partnerships with industry provide a path to develop launch vehicles to assure access to space, address the urgent need to transition away from strategic foreign reliance, and provide responsive launch capabilities to the warfighter". Finally, Blue Origin will receive $500 million to help in the development of its future New Glenn rocket, which are supposed to be able to come back to earth in one piece after launching their payloads - a technology SpaceX has already developed, and almost perfected. This does not mean the company will not be able to launch satellites for the Department of Defense (DOD), though.