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October 23rd, 2017

SpaceX Awarded > $40 Million Contract Mod for Their Raptor Propulsion System by the U.S.A.F.

According to the Department of Defense (DoD) contracts infosite, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $40,766,512 modification (P00007) for the development of the Raptor rocket propulsion system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.

The Raptor engine. Photo is courtesy of SpaceX.

Work will be performed at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Hawthorne, California; McGregor, Texas; and Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The work is expected to be complete by April 30, 2018.

Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $40,766,512 are being obligated at the time of award.  The Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California, is the contracting activity (FA8811-16-9-0001).