NASA has awarded SpaceX a US $109.4 million interstellar mapping contract. Foreign media reported that the $109.4 million contract includes launch services and other mission related costs. Under the contract agreement, SpaceX will launch its interplanetary mapping and acceleration probe (IMAP) and four secondary payloads for NASA to carry out the mission of investigating magnetic barriers around the solar system in October 2024. < / P > < p > it is reported that all five payloads will carry SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the launch site 40 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. IMAP was approved by NASA in June 2018 to help researchers better understand the heliosphere, the magnetic barrier surrounding our solar system, foreign media reported. < / P > < p > previously, NASA awarded the lunar lander contract to three competitors, including SpaceX, and two other companies, blue origin and dynetics, with a total contract value of $967 million. Of this, SpaceX has received US $135 million to develop a single-stage carrier derived from its “starship”. An improved version of the company’s “starship” has passed NASA’s first review, foreign media reported on Saturday. The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19

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