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Blue Origin challenges Pentagon's plan on satellite launches

Aug 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, on Monday challenged a Pentagon program that would award to just two companies contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to fly national security satellites to space.

In a filing with the Government Accountability Office, Blue Origin said the Air Force "is pursuing a flawed acquisition strategy" that discriminates against new bidders and limits competition. Bezos also owns The Washington Post.

The bid protest is t...