Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, has won its first U.S. Air Force contract to launch military satellites….
Faced with increasing competition from innovative firms like SpaceX, a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture that for years has dominated the U.S. military market…
SpaceX plans to resume launching the Falcon 9 rocket in December, six months after one of the boosters exploded on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is expected to challenge a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture next month on a competition to launch a GPS satellite.
The head of SpaceX will discuss preliminary results of the investigation into the recent failure of the Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station.
The U.S. Air Force has certified SpaceX to launch military satellites, ending a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture’s decade-long monopoly on the business.
DoD would rather invest in upgrading its existing sensors and kill vehicles to better spot and destroy ICBMs from North Korea or Iran than a new East Coast site.
The Pentagon plans to prioritize funding for the ground-based missile defense system being developed by Boeing Co., the second highest-ranking U.S. military officer said.
The U.S. Air Force wants to partner with rocket makers in developing a new propulsion system that could replace Russian-made technology used on existing boosters, officials said.
The general in charge of Air Force Space Command warned that failures may disrupt how the service buys rocket launches from competitive providers.
A Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture has unveiled a new rocket called the Vulcan designed in part to end the firm’s dependence on Russian engines.
The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.
The Air Force will meet with firms interested in developing a replacement to the Russian-made RD-180 engine that helps lift U.S. military and spy satellites into space.
United Launch Alliance President and CEO Michael Gass, who served in the positions since the venture’s formation in 2006, has stepped down.
ULA’s dependence on Russian rocket engines seems to put the joint venture at risk as sanctions against Russian companies intensify.
The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian said she wants $100 million in funding this year to hold a rocket launch competition.
The defense contractor landed a sizable Air Force contract to develop communications terminals but lost a larger award with the service to build a so-called space fence.
While the Lockheed-Boeing joint venture said it wasn’t aware of any restrictions on sales of the RD-180, it put fault for the fiasco squarely on SpaceX.
Sen. John McCain, said the Air Force’s recent contract with a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture prevents potential new competitors from bidding for some of the work.
The start-up rocket-maker headed by billionaire Elon Musk said it has sued the U.S. Air Force to open more satellite launches to competition.