Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won its first two military contracts. The US Air Force engaged the company, first to launch a Falcon 9 carrying the NASA DSCOVR satellite which will orbit between the earth and the sun, and second to launch a Falcon Heavy with multiple satellites and a 5 ton metric ballast. The contracts are funded under the Air Force’s OSP-3 program, which is designed specifically to utilize new launch companies. SpaceX competitor ULA (United Launch Alliance) currently dominates the Air Force launch market. [Source: ArsTechnica]