SMC Drops Intent to Award Rideshare Launch Services Contracts

Rocket launch
Rocket launch

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center has decided to withdraw its plans to award firm-fixed-price contracts for rideshare launch services under the Defense Production Act Title III program after reviewing responses to its notice of contract award.

A notice posted Wednesday says SMC will reassess its strategy on how to move with the procurement effort.

The service announced in mid-June its intent to award sole-source contracts to six small businesses to each perform two commercial rideshare launch missions with government payloads over a two-year performance period.

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