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On 2 August, NASA lost another pair of experiments – a solar sail and a microgravity biology test – when a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket failed minutes into flight. Those experiments cost an estimated $2.3 million.
ATK Launch Systems Group Cleared to Immediately Resume Normal Contract Processes and Procedures
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received clearance from the U.S. Air Force for its Launch Systems group to immediately resume normal contracting processes and procedures. The clearance vacates an action by the Air Force that temporarily placed the group on the Excluded Parties List (EPL). The company has been working closely with senior Air Force officials to resolve the issue. The temporary listing on the EPL had no material effect on the company's business operations and did not result in the loss of any contracts.