spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Fate of Zuma payload unknown after Falcon 9 launch
Posted: Sun, Jan 14, 2018, 5:39 PM ET (2239 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of Zuma (SpaceX) A classified payload launched on a Falcon 9 January 7 is rumored to have been lost. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 8:00 pm EST (0100 GMT January 8) carrying a payload known only as Zuma, built by Northrop Grumman for an unidentified US government agency. While the launch was initially reported to be a success, government sources claim that the mission is feared lost because it either broke up or reentered shortly after launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9. Northrop Grumman has declined to comment on the mission, citing its classified nature. SpaceX has said the Falcon 9 performed as planned, rebutting claims it might have been responsible for the failure. The Defense Department has declined to comment on the mission as well.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
FCC revokes Starlink subsidies
Posted: Sun, Aug 14 12:29 PM ET (1629 GMT)

SpaceX hits 3,000 Starlink satellites launched
Posted: Sun, Aug 14 12:28 PM ET (1628 GMT)

China launches 16 remote sensing satellites
Posted: Sun, Aug 14 12:27 PM ET (1627 GMT)

news links
Thursday, August 18
A private company wants to look for life just above Venus
Popular Science — 6:15 am ET (1015 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list