Space Development Agency restores L3Harris, SpaceX contracts following protest

January 8, 2021



Following a series of contract protests, the Space Development Agency again awarded SpaceX a $149 million contract and L3Harris a $193.5 million contract to each build four satellites to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles.

The contracts to both companies were originally awarded on Oct. 5, but work had to be stopped after competitors Airbus and Raytheon filed protests, with the Government Accountability Office, challenging the awards. To resolve the protests, the Space Development Agency agreed to re-evaluate contractor bids. GAO dismissed Airbus’ protest on Nov. 30. Raytheon filed two additional protests and the last one was dismissed on Dec. 22…


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