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  Science   21 Feb 2019  SpaceX granted nearly USD 300 million by US Department of Defense

SpaceX granted nearly USD 300 million by US Department of Defense

ANI
Published : Feb 21, 2019, 4:24 pm IST
Updated : Feb 21, 2019, 4:24 pm IST

The investment will see SpaceX launch three crucial missions, including the NROL-87, NROL-85, and AFSPC-44 missions.

The NROL-85 and NROL-87 are expected to be completed by December 2021.
 The NROL-85 and NROL-87 are expected to be completed by December 2021.

The US Department of Defense has announced awards for various ventures including Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The space agency has been awarded a USD 297,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to pursue some of the important space programs.

The investment will see SpaceX launch three crucial missions, including the NROL-87, NROL-85, and AFSPC-44 missions, to their intended orbits. NROL stands for National Reconnaissance Office Launch and AFSPC stands for Air Force Space Command.

 

The contract will include launch vehicle production, mission integration, mission launch operations/spaceflight worthiness and mission unique activities for each mission.

The NROL-85 and NROL-87 are expected to be completed by December 2021 while the AFSPC-44 is expected to be completed earlier by February 2021.

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