SpaceX launches Zuma
American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX launches a secretive U.S. government spacecraft Zuma at Florida on Sunday. This new spacecraft is the world’s most powerful spacecraft.
The Zuma rocket join to one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. It propelled into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
While, the launch of Zuma is delayed due to couple of conditions. Finally, the spacecraft go to space on Sunday evening. According to SpaceX, the launch of this mission announced on January 4.
Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO said, the launch of vehicle will blast off at the end of the month on an unmanned mission with a unique payload, the billionaire’s cherry red 2008 Tesla Roadster, which will fire toward Mars.
Falcon 9 first stage has landed at Landing Zone 1. pic.twitter.com/679wN4F8kX
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 8, 2018
While, the travel details of the spacecraft are not reveal. Northrop Grumman, an aerospace and defense company that assembled the Zuma spacecraft declined to give any insights about the rocket.
This spacecraft is the SpaceX’s third classified mission, and apparently most secretive mission for the US military.
After liftoff, the principal organize supporter isolated from the second stage and started up its motors. The blast enabled the rocket to securely decrease through the Earth’s atmosphere and arrive on a cushion at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The rocket’s central core isolates from the fundamental module. The primary module will proceed with its direction into deep space with a goal set for the circle of Mars 140 million miles away.
In 2017, SpaceX achieves a launch of 18 successful missions, and the new mission is the SpaceX’s first flight of the new year.
Later this month, the company going to introduce its most recent invention, Falcon Heavy. The massive rocket will have three times the thrust of the Falcon 9. While, the date for the inaugural launch has not set, but SpaceX looking to launch before the end of the month.