The Falcon 9 lifted off at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT on January 9) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on Florida's Space Coast. The launch was originally scheduled for late November, but was repeatedly delayed.
While it isn't exactly clear what the Zuma mission is or precisely who it's for, we do have some clues. This makes sense given that the relatively low orbit would SpaceX to bring the Falcon 9 first stage in for a landing back on land, rather than a drone ship at sea.
But now conditions for the mysterious mission are 80-percent go, weather-wise, in Florida.
The launch is SpaceX's first in what is expected to be a busy year.
The payload will be delivered to low Earth orbit, per the mission parameters, but we don't know anything else about its goal, design, or intended mission, because it's all classified.
The company's live webcast did not show video coverage of the Zuma spacecraft after it separated from the first stage of the rocket, but confirmed that the fairings deployed and the payload was well on its way to low-Earth orbit. Aside from its name, little is known about the payload.
Aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman was responsible for securing SpaceX's launch services for the Zuma mission.
Success on Sunday will clear the way for SpaceX's next launch from Florida, the much anticipated test flight of the Falcon Heavy booster.
Nottingham Forest striker Daryl Murphy is an injury doubt having come off in the home defeat against Sunderland. Arsenal have beaten Chelsea, Aston Villa and Hull City in their last three FA Cup final triumphs.
On Sunday, the PA said it was recalling its envoy to the United States for consultations, in protest of USA actions. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect .
She said it is even more important if their baby is younger than six months and therefore, can not get vaccinated. The number of influenza cases are up, and Fraser Health is concerned emergency rooms will get plugged up.
The issue is that although takeaway cups are made of paper, they are lined with polyethylene, which is hard to remove. No major coffee chains apart from Starbucks have announced plans yet to charge customers for their disposable cups.
In the NY area, the Sears located in Hicksville, on Long Island, is expected to close, as well as one in Toms River, New Jersey. The new round of closures comes after Sears announced it would close 250 stores a year ago , including the Malone location.
But Newton, Carolina's leading rusher this season, didn't run much in two losses to New Orleans, gaining 67 yards on nine carries. When Newton is accurate, efficient and can extend plays and create yards with his legs, the Panthers can beat anybody.
Corfman after the election and the content of his affidavit demonstrate that if not enjoined, he will continue to defame Ms. Corfman is asking Moore to retract his statements, publicly apologize and pay the "costs and expenses of this action".
However, rescue teams of police and Army joined by locals have rescued a child and an elderly person and shifted them to hospital. Conveying sympathies with the bereaved families, the Minister prayed for peace to the departed souls.
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White supremacist faces terror charge after train stopped
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What's happening with Iran's ongoing protests?
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