SpaceX sends first military satellite into space

SpaceX sends first military satellite into space

SpaceX has launched a powerful next-generation GPS navigation satellite into orbit on Sunday.

The satellite was supposed to soar Tuesday but rocket concerns and then weather delayed the flight.

The $529 million GPS 3 satellite is the first of 10 being built by Lockheed Martin. The satellite would provide data for use by devices ranging from smartphones to automobiles, commercial aircraft and virtually all sectors of the transportation industry.

SpaceX won an initial contract to launch the first GPS 3 satellite in 2016.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology. com
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