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SpaceX Fighting for USAF Launches

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Nov 1, 2005 3:01 pm
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The legal challenge Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has mounted against the creation of United Launch Alliance follows a string of related protests by the start-up rocket company against Boeing’s and Lockheed Martin’s lock on U.S. Air Force launch business.

SpaceX filed a lawsuit Oct. 19 in U.S. District Court alleging a pattern of anticompetitive behavior by Boeing and Lockheed Martin that is intended to prevent SpaceX from entering the government launch market. The civil suit, filed in the Central District of California, seeks unspecified monetary damages, an admission of wrongdoing and an injunction against the creation of United Launch Alliance, the proposed Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture to consolidate production and operations of the Delta and Atlas families of rockets.

Read more at space.com.

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