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SpaceX was not awarded a US Air Force contract to sue the latter for violating rocket production rules

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Tencent Technologies News, May 23, according to foreign media reports, on Wednesday local time, SpaceX, the US space exploration technology company, filed a revised petition in court accusing the US Air Force of violating the rules of the rocket production contract and awarding funds to three rocket manufacturers, but rejected the company's bid and said it should re-tender.

In the complaint, SpaceX stated that three sets

SpaceX asked the court to order the U.S. Air Force to re-bid for a $2.3 billion launch service agreement and reconsider the bid of the Hawthorne, California-based company.

The agreement is part of an initiative by the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure that the United States has sustained access to space and curb dependence on Russian-made RD-180 engines.

Competition for dominance in the space industry includes SpaceX and billionaire Jeff

Boeing's joint venture with Lockheed Martin for a long time

According to a contract awarded by the United States Air Force, ULA was awarded a $967 million contract to develop its heavy Vulcan rocket; Blue Origin won a $500 million contract to focus on the development of the new Glenn (New Glenn) rocket; Northrop

In another court document released this week, the three companies argued that they should be parties to the lawsuit because they have a direct interest in the outcome of the lawsuit.

A spokesman for SpaceX said the purpose of the company's prosecution was

SpaceX filed a petition with the U.S. Federal Claims Court on Friday and asked the court to keep the proceedings confidential under a protection order on the grounds of proprietary information. On Wednesday, the company filed a revised indictment.

SpaceX accused the Air Force of violating five contract provisions and asked the court to prevent it from delivering contracts to the three companies and force them to reassess their tenders.

In April, the Air Force rejected SpaceX's formal objection to the terms of the award.

SpaceX had previously sued government agencies for breach of contract, most notably in 2014, to protest against the acquisition of billions of dollars worth of non-competitive contracts by the United Launch Alliance, which helped carry out 36 rocket launching missions. After the Air Force agreed to open competition, SpaceX dropped the lawsuit. (Tencent Technology Revision/Jinlu)

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