NASA Awards SpaceX  Comms Satellites

$278.5M For New

NASA Awarded Nearly $280 Million

Worth of contracts to private firms to begin developing near-Earth space communication services

NASA Will Dole Out $278.5

To six American satellite communications under its Communications Services Project, it announced on Wednesday.

The Companies Are Expected

To use the money for developing and demonstrating near-Earth space communication services.

The Six

SATCOM companies will also contribute financially.

NASA Has Been Evaluating

The feasibility of employing commercial SATCOM networks for near-Earth operations for more than a year.

The Space Agency

Is working toward decommissioning its current near-Earth satellite fleet.