Seattle-based Spaceflight has been formally approved as a preferred satellite launch services vendor for contracts with federal government agencies.
Seattle-based Spaceflight has been approved by the U.S. government as a preferred satellite launch services vendor, meaning agencies such as NASA and the U.S. Air Force can bypass layers of approval and directly order satellite launches online through a federal website.
Spaceflight acts as a broker providing rocket launch services to federal agencies, companies or research institutions wanting to send satellites into space.
Its vendor designation means government agencies can order satellite launches at a General Services Administration (GSA) website at fixed price, ranging from about $280,000 to launch the smallest-size satellite to $7.7 million for the largest.
Spaceflight has launched 81 satellites to date and has over 135 satellites to deploy through 2018, the company said.
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Spaceflight president Curt Blake called the GSA approval “a significant endorsement” that will help provide “more timely and cost-effective access to space.”