Trump hits out as United States government shuts down over failed budget talks
Google Will Now Prioritize Page Speed for Mobile Search
WhatsApp Business Rolls Out In Select Countries; Coming Soon To India!
USA withholds $65 million from United Nations aid for Palestine
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime unveiled in India with Samsung Mall pre-installed
SpaceX-launched satellite isn't seen in orbit, Pentagon says
11 January 2018, 12:38 | Francis Delgado
Where the top secret spy satellite lands nobody knows. Zuma Mission by Spacex
"After review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night", said the statement from Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX.
"If we or others find otherwise based on further review, we will report it immediately", Shotwell said. First SpaceX will perform what is known as a wet dress rehearsal, filling the rocket with fuel and performing all systems checks short of engine ignition.
The nature of the mission remains shrouded in mystery.
Last March, a Falcon 9 was relaunched into space-the first time an orbital rocket was reused. Northrop Grumman VP of Strategic Communications Tim Paynter, meanwhile, said that he could not comment on classified missions. However, rumors are now swirling that SpaceX actually failed the Zuma mission, especially after there was no confirmation that it was a success. Information published that is contrary to this statement is categorically false.
The Falcon's first stage completed its job, lifting the rocket off the pad and toward space, then separated and landed back at Cape Canaveral.
"Normally when you buy a rocket launch, you've paid for "the payload adapter on the rocket final stage pops the satellite off at the end".
This is not the first time a payload was lost on a SpaceX mission. During missions for commercial satellite customers, SpaceX typically returns to the webcast to confirm that the payload has separated from the second stage, but Zuma was a classified mission so the lack of further messages wasn't surprising. On Monday, Ars began to hear discussion from sources that the mysterious Zuma spacecraft-the goal of which was never specified, nor which U.S. military or spy agency had backed it-may not have survived.
Following what turned out to be an eventful Zuma launch on January 7, SpaceX is gearing up to perform a static fire test on Falcon Heavy as early as today, January 10. Additionally, a SpaceX rocket carrying supply missions to the International Space Station for NASA exploded in 2015. The company has said it plans to launch about 30 missions in 2018 after completing a record 18 past year.
The loss of a government payload comes at a bad time for SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk, who is CEO of both the privately-held rocket company and electric auto maker Tesla.
SpaceX competes for military launches with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp., which was the sole provider for the Pentagon until Musk launched a campaign in Congress and the courts challenging what he called an unfair monopoly. Since the last Space Shuttle flight in 2011, NASA has relied upon the Russian space agency to carry US astronauts to the ISS.
SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on 1st flight of year
SpaceX officials said Thursday evening that the launch is targeted for Sunday with the two-hour launch window opening at 8 p.m. The Falcon heavy, capable of carrying a payload of more than 54 tons, will set off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery
HP's last Chromebox was a hit in the Chrome OS community, but it released in 2014 and a lot has changed since then. Other connectivity options include 2 USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.2, and 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.
Seahawks fire OC Darrell Bevell
Bevell was likely dismissed because the Seahawks finished 15th in total offense this season and had an atrocious offensive line. But Seattle gained only 5,286 this past season, although Wilson led the National Football League with 34 touchdown passes.
Bannon Apologizes for Role in Book Critical of White House
He was referring to the book " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", by Michael Wolff , which was released Friday. Bannon apologized Sunday, saying that Trump Jr. "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr.", Bannon said.
Astros talking to the Pirates about Gerrit Cole
In an earlier article, I spoke of the Pirates and Yankees possibly making a trade involving OF Clint Frazier and SP Gerrit Cole . Shortly after, FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal, who previously said a deal was "close", appeared to walk back his claim.
Trump tweet sparks emergency government meeting in Pakistan
We will respond to President Trump's tweet shortly inshallah.Will let the world know the truth.difference between facts & fiction. The global community should acknowledge that", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters here on Tuesday.