US Air Force Orders Five Delta IV Heavy Lift Rockets Through 2024

Released on Monday, September 30, 2019
United States of America
Delta IV
LOPS - Launch Operations Support
NSSL - National Security Space Launch
ULS - United Launch Services
US - United States
United Launch Services (ULS), Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,175,842,965 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Delta IV Heavy launch services. This contract modification is for Launch Operations Support (LOPS) services for five NSSL National Reconnaissance Office missions, all of which require ULS's Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; Pueblo, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Harlingen, Texas, with launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2024. The total contract value is increased from $467,537,345 to $1,643,380,310 to include five annual options. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.


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