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Why SpaceX is silent about winning a huge military contract

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy flies a mission for the US military.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy flies a mission for the US military.
  • Tim Fernholz
By Tim Fernholz

Senior reporter


We’ve (almost) found something Elon won’t tweet about.

SpaceX won a major coup last week after years of effort—a contract to launch about a dozen spacecraft for the US Space Force in the next five years, worth well north of a billion dollars.

It could be seen as the crowning moment of a very good summer for Elon Musk’s rocket company. Neither SpaceX nor its voluble CEO, however, has had anything to say about it in the six days since the award was announced, unlike other participants in the bid.

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