Jan 22, 2018 - Science

SpaceX can keep launching for Air Force after lost satellite

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The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lights up the sky. Photo: George Rose / Getty Images

Two weeks after the loss of a multi-billion dollar satellite, the U.S. Air Force has decided to let Elon Musk's SpaceX keep its certification for military missions, Bloomberg reports. The Air Force echoed SpaceX's statement that its Falcon 9 rocket “did everything correctly” on the classified mission that led to the satellite's disappearance.

The big picture: SpaceX gets to keep its contracts with the government, which totaled $70 billion and continues through 2030, per Bloomberg.

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