The new technology is supposed to allow materials to be transported about 12,000 kilometers from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the Bagram airport, which is run by the United States in Afghanistan, in less than an hour.
According to details quoted by the “Daily Mail” newspaper, the missile will be able to carry a payload of 80 tons, and tests to prove its capability are expected to begin in 2021.
The first steps in the project will include assessing the potential costs and challenges, which will need to be overcome, to deliver goods around the world within one hour.
This plan appears days after SpaceX signed a $ 149 million contract to build satellites for tracking missiles for the Pentagon, indicating that the company is working to intensify its military contracts.
In August, the company won 40% of a billion-dollar agreement signed with the Department of Defense to launch new missiles for the US Space Force.
Technology company L3 Harris Technologies Inc, formerly known as Harris Corporation, received $ 193 million to build four more satellites, and the two companies are expected to deliver satellites for launch by fall 2022, and the awards are part of the SDA’s first phase to purchase satellites to discover And track missiles such as Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), which can travel long distances and are challenging to track and intersect.