SpaceX to launch its most mysterious payload yet

SpaceX to launch its most mysterious payload yet

SpaceX to launch its most mysterious payload yet

The company plans to make a landing on the main body of the rocket to re-use it further. Northrop Grumman, a defense contract company, announced that it is involved in the launch, but their exact role is unclear, according to Space.com.

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a mystery satellite with the code-name "Zuma" has been rescheduled to liftoff at 8:00 p.m. That's the name given to the payload SpaceX is scheduled to blast into low earth orbit from Cape Canaveral sometime between 8pm and 10pm local time Thursday, and as CNET puts it, "just about all that is known about Zuma is that it's going to help the U.S. government do. something".

SpaceX and the Pentagon did not respond to requests for comment about the nature of the mission. The payload was developed by Northrup Grumman, and has the mysterious name "Zuma", which sounds similar to a carbonated, alcoholic beverage briefly popular in the 1990s, Zima.

Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete-targeting November 15 launch of Zuma from Pad 39A in Florida.


Zuma satellite mission patch. It extends for two full hours until 10 a.m. EST. Weather conditions appear to be near ideal for a launch Thursday.

The launch window opens at 8 p.m.

You can watch the launch and attempted landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket-starting just before 8pm local time from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral-on the company's live webcast.

Aside from the most basic facts ("Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the Zuma spacecraft to low-Earth orbit) about the mission, Space X has kept mum about the launch, which is known only as "Zuma".

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