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Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites

WorldNews Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellitesElon Musk’s SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) said on Monday, in the company’s first government contract to build satellites. SpaceX, known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, is ramping up satellite production for Starlink, a growing constellation of hundreds of internet-beaming satellites that chief executive Elon Musk hopes will generate enough revenue to help fund SpaceX’s interplanetary goals. Under the SDA contract, SpaceX will use its Starlink assembly plant in Redmond, Washington, to build four satellites fitted with a wide-angle infrared missile-tracking sensor supplied by a...
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According to the US Space Development Agency (SDA), Elon Musk's SpaceX secured its first government contract to build satellites.

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