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US Air Force plans USD100 million contract for ORS-8 spacecraft

29 September 2017

Key Points

  • The US Air Force plans to award a USD100 million contract for ORS-8 spacecraft
  • This is a large amount of money considering the entire ORS office was provided USD40 million over last two fiscal years

The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office is planning to award a contract for the spacecraft portion of the ORS-8 mission that is worth 455% more than what the entire programme was appropriated in fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017).

ORS director Colonel Shahnaz Punjani told Jane’s in a 21 September interview that the ORS-8 spacecraft contract would be worth just more than USD100 million.

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