SpaceX just received a $130M contract to launch an Air Force satellite with their Falcon Heavy rocket. If you think about this it's pretty amazing they got the contract when only one Falcon Heavy has been launched to date. Either SpaceX made an offer the Air Force couldn't refuse or the Falcon Heavy launch provided enough data to give the Air Force confidence in the rocket. Regardless, this is one more feather in the SpaceX cap and others have got their work cut out for themselves if they are going to beat out SpaceX. “SpaceX is honored by the Air Force’s selection of Falcon Heavy to launch the competitively-awarded AFSPC-52 mission,” said SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell. “On behalf of all of our employees, I want to thank the Air Force for certifying Falcon Heavy, awarding us this critically important mission, and for their trust and confidence in our company.