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News Archive / Tagged: EELV

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 breaks EELV monopoly

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 27th, 2015

    It has been a long time coming for Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) — but that day has arrived. The company’s highly-successful Falcon 9 booster has been approved to actively compete under the United States Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. 

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne signs contract with ULA for EELV rocket engine development

    Jason RhianOctober 3rd, 2014

    United Launch Alliance (ULA ) and Aerojet Rocketdyne have announced that the two have entered into an agreement where the two aerospace firms will both invest in the various aspects required to develop and field the AR1 and RS-68 rocket engines. Aerojet Rocketdyne released details about the announcement in a news release on Sept. 29. […]

  • SpaceX could be certified with the U.S. Air Force by Dec. 1

    Rae Botsford EndSeptember 18th, 2014

    It has been a long process, but California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) might soon be certified for military launches, according to the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command Gen. John Hyten.

  • Contentious hearing highlights status of EELV Program

    Jason RhianMarch 5th, 2014

    A somewhat heated debate kicked off slightly before 10 a.m. EST opening with witnesses testifying before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The Subcommittee met in open session in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to discuss the National Security Space Launch Programs. Essentially, the core discussion was about the Evolved Expendable Launch […]