The US Office of Defense has declared awards for different ventures including Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The space agency has been rewarded a USD 297,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to address 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 consist of launch vehicle production, mission integration, mission launch spaceflight/operations/ worthiness and mission exclusive activities for each mission.
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The NROL-85 and NROL-87 are supposed to be wrapped up by December 2021 while the AFSPC-44 is expected to be completed earlier by February 2021.