Could SpaceX Enter DOD Launch Market?

Clark Lindsey at Hobby Space points to a proposed U.S. government policy that could open the door for SpaceX to compete to launch large Department of Defense payloads.

The Air Force recently published its Draft EELV New Entrant Evaluation Plan. The document spells out policies by which the Air Force would evaluate new launch providers.

The EELV program is currently limited to United Launch Alliance, which markets the Delta IV and Atlas V from Boeing and Lockheed Martin.