Pentagon picks SpaceX, ULA to launch national security missions

The Department of Defense is sticking with SpaceX and United Launch Alliance as its two primary launch services for U.S. national security missions for the foreseeable future. 

In an announcement Friday (Aug. 7), U.S. Space Force and Air Force officials said SpaceX and ULA have won military launch contracts potentially worth billions to launch national security payloads over the next five years, with ULA receiving 60% of the satellite launch contracts and SpaceX receiving 40%. 

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