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SpaceX savesPricing By 40 percent: U.S. Air Force 30 April, 2016

The U.S. Air Force will save 40 percent by buying a GPS satellite launch by breaking monopoly compared with what United Launch Alliance has been charging, the head of the Space and Missile Systems Centre said on Thursday. The Air Force on Wednesday awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch the satellite and broke the monopoly of ULA partners Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co had held on military space launches.

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