Jun 22, 2022

Pentagon considers using SpaceX for fleet of militarized Starships

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The US Transportation Command, or USTRANSCOM, are a Pentagon office tasked with transporting cargo to American global military assets, announced that it was partnering with SpaceX to examine the feasibility of quickly blasting supplies into space and back to Earth rather than flying them through the air.

SpaceX is already functionally a defense contractor and has launched American military satellites and recently bolstered Ukrainian communication links with Starlink.

Practical uses

Three examples of potential “DOD use cases for point-to-point space transportation,” were presented in the document.

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