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Pentagon to Open Up Space Launch Vehicle Bidding, Expected Competitors Contribute over $4M

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Dec. 5, 2012—The Pentagon has authorized competitive bidding for the main component of the rockets that send satellites into space. Aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing currently hold a monopoly on the contracts through their joint venture United Launch Alliance. The decision by the Pentagon opens up opportunites for companies such as Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Orbital Sciences Corp.

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Key Companies

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Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Carl Levin[D-MI]13
Clarence "Bill" Nelson[D-FL]13
John "Jay" Rockefeller[D-WV]8
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Pete Olson[R-TX]24
Lamar Smith[R-TX]19
Bill Posey[R-FL]19

Key Industries

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Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.