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SN Primary Source | SpaceX EELV Block Buy Complaint

In a complaint filed April 28, 2014, SpaceX is asking the U.S. Court of Claims to bar the Air Force from buying 22 first-stage rocket cores on a sole-source basis from United Launch Alliance. That number is a subset of the 36 cores the Air Force plans to buy from ULA, some of which will be used for heavy-lift missions that require three cores strapped together in a side-by-side configuration.

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Brian Berger is editor in chief of and the SpaceNews magazine. He joined in 1998, spending his first decade with the publication covering NASA. His reporting...