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SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 24, 2018 14:39

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The successful launch is a significant victory for Elon Musk’s privately held rocket company, which has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market for military space launches dominated by Lockheed and Boeing Co.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 24, 2018 14:39