What we know about the secret Zuma payload SpaceX is launching - CBS News

CBS News| Thu Nov 16 07:00:29 EST 2017
SpaceX plans to launch a secret payload known as Zuma on Thursday evening from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida's Space Coast. And when I say secret, I mean secret; everybody involved with the mission is pretty tight-lipped about it. Here's a brief rundown of what we know. (Spoiler alert: It isn't much.) Aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman has confirmed that it procured Zuma's launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the U.S. government. But it's unclear which agency is in charge of the Zuma project. [The Rockets and Spaceships of SpaceX (Photos)] Such secrecy is atypical, even if Zuma happens to be a sensitive national-security satellite. (And we don't know ..

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