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EELV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle



  • Air Force opens door Reported by Chet DelSignore, Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs February '98 -Leading Edge The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program acquisition approach has undergone a significant change in overall strategy by opening doors to award two contracts for its development. In November, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Noel Longuemare approved an Air Force plan intended to introduce competition across the life of the program.
  • RD-180 rocket engine launches into another milestone ASTRO NEWS Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. March 27, 1998
  • Air Force Space Command reworking how it gets to space Released: May 14, 1998 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Hoffman Air Force Space Command Public Affairs -- Air Force Space Command will reduce government launch costs by 25 to 50 percent by transitioning most of its space launch activities to the commercial sector by 2004.
  • Lockheed Martin announces EELV launch site plans June 10, 1998 Lockheed Martin Astronautics News Release - Lockheed Martin Astronautics announced plans to develop new launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, and Vandenberg Air force Base, CA for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV).
  • Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Guidance Needed to Protect Government's Interest. NSIAD-98-151. 23 pp. plus 3 appendices (6 pp.) June 11, 1998.
  • EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE CONTRACT AWARD October 16, 1998 -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters today announced the award of four contracts valued at a total of $3.03 billion to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, Colo., and The Boeing Corporation, Huntington Beach, Calif.

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