Space Force Will Reuse SpaceX Rockets

The move will reportedly save taxpayers more than $52 million.

According to a recent report on SpaceDaily.com, the U.S. Space Force will reuse SpaceX rockets when it begins missions next year.

The move will reportedly save taxpayers over $52 million.

The newly formed agency is set to send two GPS satellites into orbit on a Falcon 9 first-stage booster.

SpaceX has reused boosters since March 2017, but the Space Force wanted to see the technology proven before following suit.

In June, the Space Force allowed SpaceX to recover a booster from a national security launch of another GPS satellite for the first time. 

In August, SpaceX used the same booster for the sixth time in a launch from Florida, setting a new industry record.


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