PARIS — Startup small-satellite launch service provider ABL Space Systems said it had won two contracts valued at $44.5 million over three years with the U.S. Air Force that, combined with a $49 million funding round, gives it enough cash to conduct three demonstration launches in 2021.
California-based ABL has begun testing its RS1 rocket’s second stage at Edwards Air Force Base, California and said it long-duration testing will be done by October. The first demonstration launch is scheduled to occur by . . .
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