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[i]"We're not going to fly before the end of the year," ULA Chief Executive Tory Bruno said in an interview with two reporters.
He added ULA's customer Astrobotic, a robotics firm using Vulcan to launch a lunar lander, asked for the launch date to be moved to the first quarter of 2023 to buy more time to finish the lander's development.
Astrobotic's request officially axes ULA's previous goal to launch Vulcan by year's end, a target already imperiled by development delays with the rocket's engines that are being built by Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' space company, Blue Origin.
"The engines are later than our original schedule that had us flying in December, and it would put a lot of pressure on December," Bruno said.[/i]
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