SpaceX's Starlink clears military tests in Arctic, paving way for contracts

December 08, 2023

The Air Force also continues to evaluate the London-based Eutelsat OneWeb, which has a few more months of Arctic testing to go, Beal said. The test results allow for potential Space Force contracts with SpaceX issued by its Commercial Satcom Office. There are more than 5,000 Starlink satellites overall. Current SpaceX Pentagon business includes ongoing competitive National Security Space Launch contracts. This year, SpaceX was also awarded a Pentagon contract of still undisclosed value to provide Starlink satellite communications to the Ukraine military.