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Orbital ATK, SpaceX Win Air Force Propulsion Contracts |

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force said Jan. 13 it has chosen to invest up to $241 million in rocket propulsion systems Orbital ATK and SpaceX pitched as a way to end Air Force dependence on the Russian-built rocket engine it uses to launch most U.S. national security payloads.

In a press release announcing the contracts, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center said it could still make additional awards.

“The Air Force is still in negotiations with the remaining offerors and subsequent awards, if any, will occur over the next few months,” the service said.

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