SpaceX Carried A Secret Government Payload Into Space

On January 7, 2018, the U.S. government’s mysterious Zuma spacecraft was launched into space atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. However, we still don’t know what Zuma’s mysterious payload is or what it’ll be used for. Many assume that it’s a satellite — but whether it’s military of civilian is unknown. “We don’t know which agency will operate the satellite, or if its mission is civilian or military,” explained Space.com senior writer Mike Wall. The SpaceX press release was even noticeably vague, stating “SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the Zuma spacecraft to low-Earth orbit.” The Zuma project was procured by the aerospace and defense company Northrop Gruman, which mysteriously moved up the launch schedule from January 11, The two-stage rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center and the booster successfully landed back on the ground — completing Spacex’s 21st booster landing. Hopefully we’ll know soon what is now orbiting above us.      

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