SpaceX is constructing spy satellites for the United States. 

The contract's value is $1.8 billion with the NRO. 

They plan to deploy hundreds of Earth-imaging satellites. 

The timeline for operational readiness remains undisclosed. 

Confirmed existence of Starshield prototypes. 

Starshield is a secure satellite network catering to government needs. 

It will be owned by the US government and managed by DoD. 

Starlink facilitates satellite communications for the military. 

It will significantly enhance US intelligence capabilities. 

NRO aims to develop an advanced surveillance system. 

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