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Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites – iTnews

Lands first government contract to build satellites.



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Elon Musk’s SpaceX won a US$149 million (A$210 million) contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the US Space Development Agency (SDA) said, 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 inte…

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