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    United Launch Services Wins $208Mln for Rocket Vehicle Production Services

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    The Department of Defense said that United Launch Services won more than $208 million to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — United Launch Services won more than $208 million to provide production services for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    “United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $208,140,481 modification (P00163) to previously awarded contract… for launch vehicle production services,” the release stated Friday.

    The company will provide the launch vehicle configuration of an Atlas V 551, an additional solid rocket booster for an Atlas V 551 and transportation, the release added.

    The Russian-built RD-180 has been the rocket engine for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle which has an unprecedented record of 80 successful launches over the past 30 years.

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