Elon Musk is already 3rd on the list of the richest people in the world. Experts are sure that it will take him less than 2 years to reach first place. The US government itself and its latest projects, which are to ensure the United States further military domination in the world, will also help him in this.
It turns out that the reusable rockets of the Starship SuperHeavy system under construction will be used not only for a nuclear strike anywhere in the world, but will also be able to deliver loads to military bases scattered around the planet in less than 1 hour. The system test is to take place next year.
The powerful SuperHeavy rocket will be able to launch tens of nuclear warheads simultaneously into a low Earth orbit and hit any target with an accuracy of several netoasis meters using hypersonic vehicles. Importantly, it doesn't matter in which part of the world they are located. Such technology will be far beyond the reach of both Russia and China for many years to come.
A constellation of advanced satellites that SpaceX will build for the Pentagon over the next 2 years is expected to monitor space shipments and detect enemy nuclear weapons (see here). US government officials want to take the transportation of equipment between bases to a much higher level.
Currently, tens of tons of cargo can only be carried by ships or the heaviest transport aircraft. In both cases, the transport of equipment can take from several hours to several days, while in the case of SpaceX rockets, this time can be reduced to an hour. But it is not everything. The Pentagon also wants to make such transports very cheap. This will happen thanks to the rocket recovery and recycling technology.
The new SpaceX missile system will transport approximately 80 tons of cargo to anywhere in the world. Recently, Elon Musk's company has partnered with xArc, which will be responsible for the construction of SpaceX rocket launch and landing sites. According to the plan, they are to appear on US military bases of strategic importance. For now, it is not known whether these will be stationary or mobile positions, such as barges sailing on the seas and oceans.
Experts focus on the latter solution. The Pentagon's plans are related to the rapid military development of China, so the bases located by the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean itself are at stake.