A classified payload called Zuma, built by Northrup Grumman for the U.S. government, was being delivered to orbit.
Northrop Grumman - which provided the satellite for an undisclosed USA government entity - said it can not comment on classified missions. Andy Pasztor reporting forThe Wall Street Journal, concurs the satellite was lost, writing that United States lawmakers were briefed after the satellite burned up in the atmosphere.
Whether the Falcon 9 Zuma mission failed or not, SpaceX is now setting its sights on the Falcon Heavy debut launch.
"We do not comment on missions of this nature, but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally", a representative for the company said. Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX that if their company or others find otherwise based on further reviews, they would report the same immediately. Information published that is contrary to this statement is categorically false. "We can not comment on classified missions".
"Since the data reviewed so far indicates that no design, operational, or other changes are needed, we do not anticipate any impact on the upcoming launch schedule", said Shotwell. Falcon Heavy has been rolled out to launchpad LC-39A for a static fire later this week, to be followed shortly thereafter by its maiden flight.
Falcon Heavy is SpaceX's massive new rocket that will boast three times the thrust of the Falcon 9.
A photograph taken by a Dutch airline pilot, Peter Horstink, flying near Sudan coupled with analysis by Dutch amateur satellite tracker Marco Langbroek (@Marco_Langbroek) supports the assessment that the second stage performed as expected. The satellite was said to have fallen back to Earth along with the second stage of the rocket.
Strangely - and in yet another apparent contradiction - US Strategic Command told Bloomberg that its not tracking any new satellites. All information so far does appear to exonerate the Falcon 9.
A highly classified U.S. spy satellite was reportedly lost in a failed SpaceX mission in Florida.
By all indications, SpaceX pulled off the Sunday launch of the secret Zuma spacecraft with no hitches, sending the second stage well on its way to the Low Earth Orbit as the first reusable stage nailed a pretty good landing eight minutes later in Cape Canaveral.
Speculation about what could have happened includes a failure of the satellite to separate from the second stage due to a problem with the interface between the two.
Last May was the first time SpaceX launched its first satellite for the USA military with its Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9, which is an important achievement so that it can be used in future launches to reduce the cost of sending rockets to space.
In a sign of troubled times ahead, camera maker GoPro has made a decision to cut 20 per cent of its global workforce. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 704,907 shares of company stock valued at $6,478,800.
I seem to remain secondary to their ambition, which undermines the powerful and embracing message they are trying to send. Blake Lively , who worked with Allen on his film Cafe Society , has not yet responded.
It has improved connectivity over the last model, though, with a nano SIM card slot and support for 4G data speeds. The Swift 7 will feature a built-in eSIM for a fast and easy subscription process to your carrier of choice.
These Mini Game Hubs contain the same content seen in regular hubs, such as Achievements, friend activity and so on. The feature is coming to Xbox Insider members as of now and will be coming to all other users in the near future.
The North's chief negotiator is Ri Son-gwon, the chairman of North Korea's state agency in charge of affairs with the South. Trump said he would like to see talks go beyond the Olympics and added: "At the appropriate time, we'll get involved".
All these data packs come with their similar offer of unlimited calls, SMS bundle, and access to Jio's bundle of applications. However, in most of the circles such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, etc., the company is still offering old plans.
The free content will be available to download at the same time as The Assassin's Creed Origins The Hidden Ones DLC. This expansion will include a new area and story, alongside a number of other updates set to come out in January.
The "Harry Met Sejal" actress shared a picture of her grand welcome on the film sets and wrote, "Great to be back on set". She tied the knot with Virat in December at a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, away from the media glares.
Outside their cameos, and Mohammad Hafeez's 60 from 71 balls, New Zealand straitjacketed the visitors at the outset. Shadab went on to make 52, to match his highest score in ODIs and to drag Pakistan closer to a competitive total.
Intel has announced 802.11ax chipsets for faster Wi-Fi
This helps ensure optimal performance for devices, as well as low latency for applications like gaming, video and voice calls. Apart from Intel, several other WiFi chipset vendors are expected to announce 802.11ax based chipsets at CES next week.
Sea of Thieves announces closed Beta January 24-29
Those who pre-ordered a physical version copy through retail will need to redeem the code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack. Once you've done that, the beta will then likewise appear in your library the day before it starts.
Fire at Trump Tower in NY
Injuries were non-life-threatening, and the blaze was declared under control by 8:15 a.m., Dwyer said. Fire officials said the fire was contained to the roof and never entered the building.