“Over the next 18 months we’ll complete the transition to a fully reusable SpaceX fleet for our national security missions,” said Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise.
The agency will make one award to the provider that offers the “best value” based on several criteria such as price, schedule and past performance.
At last count, at least 35 small launch vehicles were in development. Some of them may actually fly. Will that wave of activity continue to swell this year, or will it break and crash?