The payload for the U.S. Air Force mission won't be a sports vehicle, but it will launch from the Space Coast.
The contract is worth 130 000 000 dollars.
The dream goes on for Iran despite Spain defeat
A member of Iran's World Cup team needed to be taken to hospital after celebrating a disallowed equaliser against Spain . Iran did not manage a shot on target for the first time in 14 World Cup games. "We hope everything will be alright".
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket boasts about three times the power of SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket.
The Air Force expects to send its AFSPC-52 satellite into orbit aboard the Falcon Heavy in the summer or fall of 2020 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
While it requires far less rigor than the Air Force's more secretive, national security-sensitive satellite launches, SpaceX's second Falcon Heavy launch - this time with three highly-reusable Block 5 boosters - will also be conducted with the military branch as the primary customer.
Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, on Wednesday was awarded its first-ever U.S. Air Force contract to fire a classified military satellite into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket.
Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
For almost 30 years, the World's Ugliest Dog (r) Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet. The competition has a serious side, as many of its entrants have been rescued from puppy mills and animal shelters.
"The competitive award of this EELV launch service contract directly supports Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) mission of delivering resilient and affordable space capabilities to our nation while maintaining assured access to space", explained John Thompson, lieutenant general and program executive officer.
Falcon Heavy prepares for its inaugural launch in early 2018.
If the SpaceX military mission is successful, the Falcon Heavy "could displace ULA's Delta IV simply on cost grounds", the media outlet reports, citing industry sources. The awe-inspiring rocket did, however, complete a nearly-flawless debut launch in February 2018, a mission that required the company's Falcon upper stage to survive a lengthy (6+ hour) coast in orbit before igniting its Merlin vacuum engine for one final burn.
Berlin says European Union summit won't solve migration problem
Merkel instead advocated bilateral and trilateral deals to cope with migrants in Europe. Merkel is seeking a way to redistribute already-arrived migrants across the continent.