Did Space X just lose a super secret government satellite? We may never know

Science Alert| Tue Jan 09 13:02:10 EST 2018
Conflicting reports are surfacing after SpaceX's seemingly successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a secret government payload, code-named Zuma. While it appeared that the launch went off without a hitch, the full launch and separation of the nose cone, which surrounded the secret satellite, was not streamed as it normally is, due to the classified nature of the mission. Reports coming from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are claiming that Zuma burned up upon reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. These reports are partially based upon a briefing supposedly given to lawmakers and congressional staffers indicating that the satellite did not separate from the rocket as planned. SpaceX ..

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