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All four NSSL launch vehicle developers say they’ll be ready in 2021

Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have all submitted proposals for the U.S. Air Force's Phase 2 Launch Services Procurement (LSP) competition, which will ultimately award two companies with up to 34 launches over a five-year period under the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) program.

Made In Space is set to make in space

Once in orbit, Archinaut One will use additive manufacturing techniques – or 3D printing – to create two 32-foot beams extending out from each side of the spacecraft. As manufacturing progresses, each beam will unfurl two solar arrays that generate up to five times more power than traditional solar panels on spacecraft of similar size.
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