Pentagon, SpaceX Sign Contracts Worth a Combined $159 Million to Launch Spacecraft for U.S. Military

Last year, the two parties similarly signed contracts to build cargo rockets.
Pentagon, SpaceX Sign Contracts Worth a Combined $159 Million to Launch Spacecraft for U.S. Military
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The Pentagon signed two contracts worth a combined $159 million with SpaceX to launch special spacecraft for the U.S. military by the end of 2023, the Defense Department announced in a statement.

"SpaceX received two individual fixed-price orders totaling $159,721,445 under the Phase 2 Homeland Security Space Launch contract," the statement read.

The launch will take place in Centennial, Colo. and at the Cape Canaberal Space Force Station in Florida. The contracts will be financed annually and at a fixed cost.

In October 2020, the Pentagon signed two agreements with Elon Musk's company to research and develop an orbital transport capable of sending military loads in urgent situations or detecting launches.

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