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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 352-96
December 19, 1996

Air Force to Announce Contractors for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Secretary of the Air Force Sheila E. Widnall will announce the two contract winners for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in the DoD Studio, room 2E781, The Pentagon. The EELV's objective is to improve the affordability and operability of the nation's expendable space launch systems beyond the turn of the century. It will replace the current fleet of medium and heavy launch systems (Delta, Atlas and Titan) with a single, modular family of launch vehicles.

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