NASA Looking to Award Multiple Contracts for Smallsat Launch Services Program Written 6 July 2020


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Space News reported that NASA “plans to issue multiple contracts in the coming months for smallsat launch services in the second phase of a program intended to support the emerging small launch vehicle industry.” NASA’s Launch Services Program “released a draft request for proposals July 1 for its proposed Venture Class Launch Service (VCLS) Demonstration 2 procurement.” The agency “requested comments on the draft RFP [request for proposal] by July 14, and will host an online industry day discussion July 7.” According to the draft RFP, NASA “is seeking a NASA launch service to demonstrate a launch vehicle capability for future use on operational missions. ... The government plans to award multiple contracts
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