XCOR laid off the rest of its staff and is closing up shop after losing a contract with ULA, which leaves ULA in an interesting spot for Vulcan-ACES. On the ULA side, they won their first Phase 1A contract from the Air Force, and the contract price sheds some light on just how much they’re cutting their costs.
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- XCOR Aerospace Lays Off Entire Staff But Intends To Keep Going
- XCOR Loses XS-1 and ULA ACES Contract, Announces Lay Offs - Main Engine Cut Off
- ULA wins competition for $191 million Air Force launch - SpaceNews.com
- United Launch Alliance Wins Competitive Contract Award to Launch the United States Air Force STP-3 M - United Launch Alliance
- Very interesting comments on STP-3 from Tory Bruno on the ULA subreddit
- NASA - NASA Selects Launch Services Provider for Juno Jupiter Mission
- Air Force asks SpaceX, ULA to bid on a five-launch contract - SpaceNews.com
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