This is the second agreement reached by the Department of Defense and Elon Musk’s company.
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The Pentagon signs two contracts with SpaceX for $ 159 million to launch special spacecraft for the US military by the end of 2023, the Defense Department reported.
“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, Colorado and the Cape Canaberal Task Force, Florida. The contracts will be financed annually and at a fixed cost.
In October 2020, they had already signed two agreements with Elon Musk’s company , SpaceX, for the research and development of an orbital transport capable of sending military loads in urgent situations or detecting launches.