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SpaceX successfully deploys inaugural set of new surveillance satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Today, the National Reconnaissance Office successfully deployed an undisclosed quantity of advanced surveillance satellites into space.The NROL-146 mission was initiated by launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Wednesday morning. This mission marks the initial phase of establishing a forthcoming constellation of intelligence …

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Musk says X will soon bring video to Spaces

Musk says X, formerly Twitter, will add video to Spaces, its live audio chat feature. Musk claimed X will launch the feature by year’s end, “certainly by early next year.” Musk said SpaceX is adding video as a feature. It’ll be easy to turn the video on or off.” If …

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First contract for SpaceX’s defense-focused Starshield satellite internet business

SpaceX received its first U.S. Space Force contract for Starshield, its defense-focused Starlink satellite internet service. The one-year contract can reach $70 million, a U.S. Air Force representative told Bloomberg. “The contract provides for Starshield end-to-end service via the Starlink constellation, user terminals, ancillary equipment, network management and other related …

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SpaceX becomes a full-service defense contractor with a focus on national security Starshield

The U.S. government has already come to rely heavily on SpaceX’s launch services, but the company is now diving headfirst into a pool it had previously only dabbled in. A brand-new division of SpaceX called Starshield will offer customized satellite designs and secure communications to “government entities” (think three-letter agencies). …

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