First US national security space mission launched by SpaceX

Marking the first national security space mission for the United States, SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a US military navigation satellite.

The rocket carries around $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp, as reported by AOL news.

The successful launch is a significant victory for SpaceX, which has spent years trying to break into the lucrative market for military space launches dominated by Lockheed and Boeing Co.