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Fate of Secret "Zuma" Satellite Unknown after SpaceX Launch

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Fate of Secret "Zuma" Satellite Unknown after SpaceX Launch

The U.S. government's hush-hush Zuma satellite may have run into some serious problems during or shortly after its Sunday (Jan. 7) launch, according to media reports. Zuma lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday evening—a launch that also featured a successful landing back on Earth by the booster's first stage. Everything seemed OK at the time. But on Monday (Jan. 8), rumors began percolating within the spaceflight community that something had happened to Zuma, Ars Technica reported. "According to one source, the payload fell back to Earth along with the spent...

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