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Launched U S Spy Satellite Reportedly 'Write Off' After Orbit Failure

- npr.org
09 Jan 2018
SpaceX-Launched U.S. Spy Satellite Reportedly 'Write Off' After Orbit Failure : The Two-Way The multi-billion dollar satellite, launched by SpaceX, was initially thought to have made a successful low-Earth orbit, but there have been several unconfirmed reports since indicating it is lost.

Secret US Satellite Lost

09 Jan 2018
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launched on Sunday, has failed to deliver a secret US government package into the Earth's orbit. Codenamed Zuma, the cargo is widely believed to have been a satellite and follows Sunday's successful launch from SpaceX's Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida.
- themarketmogul.com

SpaceX Launch Of Northrop Grumman Zuma Remains Unusually Secretive

- investors.com
09 Jan 2018
And SpaceX's launch last May of a spy satellite was disclosed as a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, even though the NRO was concerned enough about secrecy to request that SpaceX cut off launch coverage 2 minutes and 48 seconds after liftoff. The NRO also wouldn't reveal further details about the satellite or its orbit.

Classified Zuma spacecraft may have failed after SpaceX launch

09 Jan 2018
A classified government mission launched to space atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket may or may not be functioning in orbit after its Sunday night launch from Florida; but aside from some rumors and anonymous quotes, we really don't know what's going on with the U.S.'s secret satellite.
- mashable.com

U S spy satellite "total loss" as secret SpaceX mission possibly fails

- cbsnews.com
09 Jan 2018
A classified satellite code-named Zuma, launched Sunday night atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket , apparently suffered a mission-ending failure shortly after the boost to space, falling back to Earth over the Indian Ocean, a knowledgeable source said Tuesday. A senior SpaceX official, not addressing the fate of the satellite, said a data review showed the rocket itself worked ...

Secret 'Zuma' Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Been Lost

09 Jan 2018
The Falcon 9 is a two-stage vehicle, so the payload was still on its way into orbit when the first stage came back down. All we really know for certain is that the Zuma satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, was destined for low-Earth orbit. That's fairly simple as space launches go. Sources who have spoken confidentially to news outlets suggest the satellite failed to ...
- extremetech.com

Did Elon Musk Lose Secret U S Government Satellite? SpaceX Zuma May Have Failed to Reach Orbit

- newsweek.com
09 Jan 2018
Updated | Elon Musk's SpaceX finally launched its mysterious Zuma satellite on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. To viewers of the live stream , the launch seemed like a success. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying Zuma blasted off and appeared to shed "stage one," as planned.

Highly Classified US Spy Satellite Is A "Total Loss" After SpaceX Mission Fails

09 Jan 2018
On Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the secretive Zuma satellite into space aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. However, less than a day later, the WSJ reports that the secretive spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. government military industrial complex, and worth billions "is presumed to be a total loss after it ...
- mintpressnews.com

SpaceX says rocket performance OK in secret satellite launch

- newsok.com
09 Jan 2018
This Sunday, Jan. 7, 2019 photo made available by SpaceX shows the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the "Zuma" U.S. satellite mission. Responding to media reports that the satellite was lost, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell says the rocket "did everything correctly" and suggestions otherwise are "categorically false." (SpaceX via AP)

Secret spy satellite may be lost after SpaceX launch

09 Jan 2018
SpaceX's main facility along Crenshaw Boulevard in Hawthorne, Calif. A highly classified spy satellite appears to have been lost after its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
- stripes.com

Launched Satellite for the U S Military May Be Lost, Officials

- bloomberg.com
09 Jan 2018
SpaceX competes for military launches with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp., which was the sole provider for the Pentagon until Musk launched a campaign in Congress and the courts challenging what he called an unfair monopoly. After a rigorous Air Force review, SpaceX was certified in 2015 to compete for military launches.

US spy satellite believed lost after SpaceX launch

09 Jan 2018
SpaceX's first successful Falcon 9 rocket launch of 2018 was also probably the most secretive in the company's history. About all we know is that contractor and manufacturer Northrop Grumman booked the launch on behalf of the federal government. SpaceX has done classified launches for the Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office before, but this is the first time the ...
- cnet.com

It's not official, but sources say the secretive Zuma satellite was lost

- arstechnica.com
09 Jan 2018
In response to a query on Monday afternoon, a SpaceX spokesperson told Ars, "We do not comment on missions of this nature, but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally." A media query to Northrop Grumman, which manufactured the satellite, was not immediately returned. This was just SpaceX's third national security mission, and was seen as ...

Launched satellite isn't seen in orbit, Pentagon

09 Jan 2018
Washington/San Francisco: A military satellite launched by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. hasn't been spotted in orbit by the US Strategic Command, creating a mystery about the fate of the classified payload and doubts about whether the mission was a success.
- livemint.com

Blow for SpaceX as secret military satellite goes missing

- fin24.com
09 Jan 2018
SpaceX's Falcon 9 appeared to lift off successfully from the pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday carrying a classified payload. But afterward, the US Strategic Command said it wasn't tracking any new satellites, an indication that the satellite somehow failed to deploy properly.
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