SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches secret Zuma payload into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is successfully luanched into space.


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched on Sunday (January 7) to deliver into low-Earth orbit a Zuma spacecraft, which space.com said was a U.S. government payload shrouded in secrecy.

Space.com said it was unclear which U.S. agency was in charge of the Zuma project but that defense contractor Northrop Grumman confirmed it procured the launch with SpaceX for the U.S. Government.

The launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, took place at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (0100 GMT). The reusable rocket landed on its launch pad just over eight minutes later.



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Source: Times of Oman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HitgaFReB9s
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