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In what could be a blow to United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Air Force yesterday released a Request For Proposal for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) NROL-79 mission scheduled for 2016.

The following is the introduction of the complaint filed by SpaceX with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims with respect to the recent EELV contract awarded to United Launch Alliance (ULA). The full complaint is also available for download.

Late Monday United Launch Alliance (ULA) issued a statement in response to the legal action SpaceX said it would pursue with respect to the recent Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch contract awarded to ULA.

In a news conference held at the National Press Club in Washington SpaceX CEO Elon Musk started off by outlining the recent success of the soft landing of the Falcon 9 first stage off the coast of Florida. He then dropped a bombshell aimed straight at the heart of Washington with news that he was going to protest and sue over the recent sole sourced Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contract won by United Launch Alliance (ULA).

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report today on the Air Force's Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide (NECG).

GAO Report on DOD EELV Procurement

The Department of Defensehas numerous efforts in progress to address the knowledge gaps and data deficiencies identified in the GAO report. Of the seven recommendations GAO made to the Secretary of Defense, two have been completely addressed. While two of GAO's recommendations have actions underway that are expected to be completed, two recommendations need more action for completion and one has had no action taken.

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