Is Zuma Lost? SpaceX Said Its Rocket Did Everything Right

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Secret satellite code named Zuma, launched 8 January launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 is an American company SpaceX Elon musk, has not reached the calculated orbit and crashed in the fall into the ocean.

The Falcon's first stage completed its job, lifting the rocket off the pad and toward space, then separated and landed back at Cape Canaveral.

However, these rumors about mission failure were recently cleared out by Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President who negated the reports stating that the classified Zuma satellite was successfully planted in the Earth's lower orbit after its launch.

SpaceX has launched national security payloads in the past, including a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, and an X-37B space plane for the US Air Force.

Musk has said it is possible that the Falcon Heavy's first launch could end with the rocket blowing up, so he's placing his personal property - his Tesla Roadster - in the nosecone as payload.

Insiders have told Dow Jones that unnamed lawmakers have been briefed about the "apparent destruction" of Zuma, saying they were told it crashed back to Earth. The media did credit the source of information to an anonymous USA government official confirming the failure of the mission. But second-stage information was kept to a minimum because of all the secrecy surrounding the flight.

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45th sometimes describes "successful launch" in ways that don't mean to imply satellite in-orbit health post separation.

Originally scheduled for a November launch, Zuma was delayed by potential concern about another mission's payload fairing, the shell on top that protects a satellite during launch.

The company has not said when exactly the rocket's engines will fire.

Shotwell said in a statement that since no rocket changes are warranted for upcoming flights, the company's launch schedule remains on track.

SpaceX will fly the rocket on manned and unmanned Mars missions in the coming years.

Northrup Grumman, the maker of the payload, said it was for the U.S. government and would be delivered to low-Earth orbit, but offered no other details.

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