Used SpaceX rockets allowed to deliver military satellites into orbit

Used SpaceX rockets allowed to deliver military satellites into orbit

SpaceX's rockets, which have already been used during test launches, were allowed to carry military satellites into orbit. The company has repeatedly launched its missiles, but some important launches on such carriers have not previously received admission.

Used SpaceX rockets allowed to deliver military satellites into orbit

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The situation is now expected to change as a private company entered into an agreement with the US Space Force to deliver military satellites into orbit aboard the Falcon 9 LV. It is known that the GPS III module will be used as a transport vehicle. The launch itself is scheduled for 2021. These changes were the result of a pragmatic decision. By reusing missiles, the American side can save about $ 52.7 million exclusively on missions under the GPS III development program.

It is possible that SpaceX does not seek to produce an excess of Falcon 9s, since the company is currently shifting its own attention to the development of the Starship, as well as the super-heavy version of the Super Heavy carrier. The very decision to cooperate with a private company on the part of the US military speaks of increased confidence in the enterprise of Elon Musk. To date, SpaceX has already played a large role in the development of the Crew Dragon and other similar projects for the US government.

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