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A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Josh Dinner/SpaceNews
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-4 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41. Credit: ULA
GPS 3 satellite. Credit: Lockheed Martin
An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: SpaceX/ULA
Launch of NROL-35 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Credit: ULA
A ULA Atlas 5 carrying the third MUOS satellite for the United States Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:04 p.m. EST Jan. 20, 2015. Credit: ULA
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Falcon 9 vertical on the launch pad prior to its CRS-4 mission. Credit: SpaceX
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SN Primary Source | SpaceX EELV Block Buy Complaint

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Searchable copy of the complaint SpaceX filed April 28, 2014 with the U.S. Court of Claims challenging the U.S. Air Force's plan to award national security launch contracts to United Launch Alliance on a sole-source basis. 

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