Elon Musk’s business suave is on the move yet again, just more than a month after he acquired Twitter in a multi-billion dollar deal. Now, the SpaceX founder is looking to expand its foray by creating a business unit solely focused on doing business with the US military.

SpaceX has a long history of working with the US federal government. Founded in 2002, SpaceX has become a leader in commercial spaceflight, launching many satellites for the Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other governmental agencies. In 2008, NASA awarded SpaceX $1.6 billion to demonstrate that their rockets could fly cargo and crew safely to the International Space Station (ISS). Since then, SpaceX has been providing launch services for a variety of government missions.

More recently, SpaceX signed an agreement with the US Air Force to develop and launch its first GPS III satellite. The GPS III will be one of the most advanced navigation systems ever built, with increased accuracy and improved anti-jamming capabilities. This is just one example of how SpaceX is continuing to expand its partnership with the federal government. They also recently launched two communications satellites—the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission—for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

According to an analysis by Euroconsult, a research firm specializing in satellite-based services, nearly half of SpaceX’s total launches over the past decade have been for governmental entities. These include military payloads for DoD as well as Earth observation missions for NASA and other space agencies around the world. In addition, SpaceX is currently contracted by NASA to provide crew transportation services from 2024 onward using its Dragon spacecraft.