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Pentagon wants to use SpaceX rockets to transport cargo to Earth

Pentagon wants to use SpaceX rockets to transport cargo to Earth The Pentagon wants to use SpaceX rockets to transport cargo to Earth (photo:

The Pentagon is exploring the possibility of using heavy-lift rockets like SpaceX's Starship for urgent military cargo delivery to Earth, according to

According to, this issue was discussed at a space mobility conference held by the U.S. Space Force in Orlando in early February.

It is emphasized that the possibility of delivering military cargo by rockets has been under consideration at the U.S. Department of Defense for the past 20 years. Currently, the issue is being reconsidered in light of the prospects of the Starship lunar rocket, which has not yet completed any successful test flights.

Gregory Spanjers, chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, whose words are cited by the edition, explained that to understand how to leverage the advantages of the rocket, cargo compartment models for the Starship have already been created.

SpaceX senior adviser Gary Henry emphasized that the Starship rocket was not initially built for transporting military cargo, but the company now sees great potential for its use in meeting the needs and tasks of U.S. national security.

Starship is a super-heavy, reusable two-stage rocket developed by the American company SpaceX for delivering humans and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, and Mars. It consists of the super-heavy booster rocket and the Starship spacecraft.

Earlier, it was reported that the American company SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket with two reconnaissance satellites for the German Ministry of Defense. As part of the SARah-2 mission, two reconnaissance satellites with synthetic apertures were sent for the German military.

The first launch of the Starship took place on April 20. During the inaugural launch of the Starship rocket, some of the Raptor engines installed on the Super Heavy booster rocket malfunctioned, leading to instability in the rocket. Elon Musk stated that multiple attempts may be needed for a successful rocket launch.