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SpaceX ends year with launch of its first US military satellite

ANI | Updated: Dec 24, 2018 10:57 IST

California [United States], December 24 (ANI): Elon Musk's SpaceX decided to end the year with the launch of its first US national security mission to date.
The private space agency successfully launched the United States Air Force's first Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, nicknamed Vespucci, marking the last satellite launch of the year, TechCrunch reported.
SpaceX won the NSS contract with Air Force in 2016 and is scheduled to launch additional four GPS III missions on Falcon 9.
The new-gen GPS satellites will provide three-times better accuracy than current systems and will be eight-times better at anti-jamming. (ANI)

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