Space Systems Command said Thursday that SpaceX will launch five missions for the Space Development Agency’s missile warning and tracking constellation and one classified USSF mission under the NSSL Phase 2 contract.
Four SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer satellites and one Tranche 1 Tracking Layer payload will launch onboard Falcon 9 rockets from the Western range into polar orbit.
SpaceX will deploy the classified USSF-31 payload to space onboard a Falcon rocket from the Eastern range.
SSC tasked ULA to launch two SDA tracking layer payloads using the Vulcan rocket.
Additionally, the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will deploy two National Reconnaissance Office missions, the eighth Global Positioning System 3 satellite and the classified USSF-114 payload.