SpaceX and ULA score multi-million dollar military launch contract

The companies beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman with the lucrative deal.

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The deal puts Elon Musk's private space exploration company in charge of 40% of launch mission services from the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missiles Systems Center through fiscal year 2024.

The companies beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman with the lucrative deal.

missions for the U.S. government.The deal puts Elon Musk's private space exploration company in charge of 40% of launch mission services from the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missiles Systems Center through fiscal year 2024. It puts ULA -- the joint venture backed by Lockheed Martin and Boeing -- in charge of 60% of launch services, the U.S. Air Force announced last Friday.

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The first of the launches are scheduled for liftoff in fiscal year 2022. Initial contracts will be issued to the ULA for $337 million and SpaceX for $316 million for launch services to meet fiscal year 2022 launch dates, according to the Air Force.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, lifts off during NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 30, 2020.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, lifts off during NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 30, 2020.

Joe Skipper/Reuters, FILE"This landmark award begins the dawn of a new decade in U.S. launch innovation, while promoting competition, maintaining a healthy industrial base, and reinforcing our global competitive advantage," Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California, said in a statement announcing the deal.

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In signing a $738 billion defense spending bill just a few days before Christmas, Trump officially established the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces — the Space Force. Seems odd to be pushing a space program when the country is in dire straights over Trump's dismal COVID19 response. I smell grift. The deal puts Elon Musk's private spaaace exploration company in charge of 40% of launch mission services from the U.S. spaaace Force's spaaace and Missiles Systems Center through fiscal year 2024.

Elon Musk is in charge of space above the earth and space below the earth, making tunnels. is there anything he doesn't do. Great, US are back to Gemini mission 1966... Funny Putin chose the rite man to take over the space industry and Americans fell for it . Things are looking too great here on Earth. When will commercial expeditions to space be up & running?

Elon Musk says take the RED pill Good for Elon Musk for working hard, being forward thinking, and looking towards innovation. Did they read elons tweets lately 🍺 Sorry... was there someone else bidding? Seems like Musk was the only one with the balls to step up and invent a solution.

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SpaceX is manufacturing 120 Starlink internet satellites per monthSpaceX is manufacturing its Starlink satellites at an unprecedented rate for the space industry. Now if they could only link together physically, eventually we'd have a 'Dyson Sphere.' Maybe harness the sun's wind? elonmusk ? Elon Musk’s space company told the FCC that its Starlink unit is “now building 120 satellites per month.” Starlink is SpaceX’s ambitious plan to build an interconnected network of about 12,000 small satellites, to beam high-speed internet from orbit to anywhere in the world. ☹