SpaceX still pressing ahead with its Air Force lawsuit, despite winning coveted Air Force contract

SpaceX is still pressing ahead with its lawsuit against the Air Force over rocket development money the company didn’t receive two years ago — despite just winning a more than $300 million contract from the Air Force to launch military satellites during the 2020s. In a new court document, SpaceX is arguing that not getting the funds caused “substantial harm” that still remains.

On August 7th, the Air Force selected two companies — SpaceX and rival United Launch Alliance — as its primary launch providers that will launch the bulk of the Defense Department’s satellites between 2022 and 2026. The two companies beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman in a fierce race to receive these launch contracts, which could ultimately result in…

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