SpaceX Received A $316 Million Contract From The Pentagon To Conduct Launches In 2022-2027
The US company SpaceX has received a contract from the Pentagon for the amount of $316 million to launch spacecraft for the US military for the 2022-2027 fiscal year, according to a document distributed on Friday by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) consortium also received a contract worth $337 million. Launches will also be made from 2022 to 2027.
The number of launches and their parameters for both companies will be negotiated on an annual basis.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California, has been awarded task orders for $316,000,000 for the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Phase 2 contract. The NSSL Phase 2 contract is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for launch service procurements supporting launches planned between fiscal 2022 through fiscal 2027.
Fiscal 2020 space procurement funds in the amount of $316,000,000 will be obligated in the first order year for launch service and launch service support task orders to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA2211-20-D-0002).