ULA Gets $1.5 Billion Air Force Contract for Nine Launches
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has awarded( ) of Denver a $1.5 billion firm, fixed-price contract that runs through June 2014 and covers a total of nine launches.
According to a list of contracts posted online Jan. 10 by the Pentagon, the Air Force purchased five Atlas 5 launches and four4 launches.
Atlas 5 will launch the Air Force’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-19, Mobile User Objective System-3 and three National Reconnaissance Office missions. Delta 4 will launch a mission known as Air Force Space Command-4, two GPS satellites, and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-20, according to the Pentagon list.