By which I mean that the ATK 'Liberty' is still being developed:
ATK's Liberty rocket targets 2015 debut
Which all sounds well and good until you get near the bottom where the big snag is revealed:
In other words if they can cream off a chunk of CCDev they can develop this by 2015. Even if they got such funding I'm more than dubious about that date. This would be about the same time frame as a manned Dragon, a CST-100 or even Dreamchaser, all of which appear to be a lot further along in the design process. And there is also the small question of how this rocket which is essentially a derivative of the Ares-1 can be ready sooner than that rocket would have been while having so much less money put into it?Kent Rominger confirmed that the 2015 target for a first crewed launch was dependent on Nasa choosing Liberty as one of its preferred systems, in which case it would then receive financial support.