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Musk's SpaceX is creating a network of spy satellites for US intelligence agencies - Reuters

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SpaceX is building a network of spy satellites for US intelligence

The company of the American billionaire Elon Musk SpaceX has signed a secret contract with the US intelligence agency and is building a network of hundreds of spy satellites under it. It will be called Starshield.

Reuters writes about this with reference to five informed sources. This indicates deepening ties between Musk's space company and national security agencies.

The network of satellites is being created as part of a $1.8 billion contract signed in 2021 with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which operates spy satellites. The NRO includes members of the US Space Force and the CIA, and provides classified satellite imagery to the Pentagon and other intelligence agencies.

The Pentagon is investing in large satellite systems in Earth orbit to support ground forces. If successful, this satellite network program will greatly enhance the ability of the U.S. government and military to quickly identify potential targets almost anywhere in the world.

"No one can hide," one source said of the system's potential capabilities.

The National Reconnaissance Office said they are developing the most effective and resilient space intelligence and surveillance system the world has ever seen.

"The satellites will be able to track targets on Earth and share that data with U.S. intelligence and the military. This would allow the US government to quickly get continuous images of what is happening on the ground almost anywhere in the world, helping intelligence and military operations," the sources said.

As reported earlier, the media have already written that Elon Musk's SpaceX company is quietly but steadily establishing deeper ties with the US intelligence and military departments. It was about a secret satellite program called Starshield.

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