Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

NASA Again Delays Award of CRS2 Commercial Cargo Contracts; Boeing Out

On Thursday NASA was supposed to announce the winners of the second round of contracts to provide Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) to the International Space Station (ISS). Instead, it announced a delay until no later than January 30, 2016. But there will be fewer competitors. Boeing has confirmed that it was eliminated from the competition.

NASA contracts with commercial companies to take cargo to ISS. The first round of contracts went to SpaceX and Orbital Sciences (now Orbital ATK) for missions through the end of 2016, and the contracts were later extended to cover missions in 2017 and early 2018. Last year, NASA opened a second round called “CRS2” for flights in 2018-2024.

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