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The U.S. Spy Satellite Launched by SpaceX Failed to Reach Orbit

TIME - Mon 8 Jan 18

It is believed to be destroyed

Wild Rumors Fly as Pentagon Shuts Down Questions on Secretive 'Zuma' Mission

Livescience - Fri 12 Jan 18

It's been perhaps the weirdest week of news and mysteries in the history of private spaceflight. And it's ending in a swirl of confusion, silence, and whispers at the Pentagon.

What Happened to Zuma? What We Know About the Secret SpaceX Mission - Wed 10 Jan 18

Something weird is going on with a classified SpaceX payload launched Sunday night (Jan. 7), codenamed Zuma.

Here's What We Know About SpaceX's Possibly-Failed 'Zuma' Launch, Livescience - Tue 9 Jan 18

Top-Secret ‘Zuma’ Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Been Lost

Extremetech - Tue 9 Jan 18

The recent "Zuma" launch appeared to go off without a hitch, but now there's reason to think the US spy satellite might have been destroyed before going into operation. The post Top-Secret ‘Zuma’ ...

SpaceX's secret satellite mystery: 3 most likely answers - CNET

CNET - Tue 9 Jan 18

Elon Musk's rocket company sent a top-secret payload to space for the US government Sunday. Now it's been lost. Here's what may have happened.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will test its 27 engines on January 10th

Engadget - Tue 9 Jan 18

We've been talking about SpaceX's new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, for years now, so it's exciting to see that the launch vehicle inching closer to its maiden voyage. Last ...

U.S. Spy Satellite Reportedly ‘Write Off’ After Failing To Reach Orbit

KQED Science - Tue 9 Jan 18

The multi-billion dollar satellite, launched by SpaceX, was initially thought to have made a successful low-Earth orbit, but there have been several unconfirmed reports since indicating it is ...

In Photos: SpaceX Rocket Launches Secret Zuma Spacecraft, Then Lands - Tue 9 Jan 18

On Jan. 7, 2017, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the secret Zuma mission for the U.S. government in a nighttime liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. See photos of the ...

SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Performed as Expected During Zuma Launch - Tue 9 Jan 18

A report by the Wall Street Journal suggests the secret Zuma satellite launched by SpaceX Sunday night (Jan. 7) has failed. But SpaceX's president Gwynne Shotwell says the Falcon 9 rocket did ...

SpaceX reportedly lost its mysterious Zuma payload

Engadget - Tue 9 Jan 18

While SpaceX successfully relanded the most recent Falcon 9 it launched -- Elon Musk even tweeted about it -- its top secret payload apparently met a different fate. According to The ...

US spy satellite believed lost after SpaceX launch - CNET

CNET - Tue 9 Jan 18

Secretive payload failed to reach orbit after Falcon 9 launch, The Wall Street Journal reports.

U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials

Reuters - Mon 8 Jan 18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. ...

SpaceX: Rocket Performed OK in Secret Satellite Launch

Voice of America - Tue 9 Jan 18

SpaceX is defending its rocket performance during Sunday night's launch of a secret U.S. satellite, responding to media reports that the satellite codenamed Zuma was lost.   SpaceX President ...

The secret spy government payload SpaceX launched yesterday may have been lost

Fastcompany Tech - Tue 9 Jan 18

Zume, the code name for the secret U.S. government payload, which is believed to be a spy satellite and was launched into space yesterday by SpaceX, appears to have been lost after it failed ...

The mystery of Zuma

The Space Review - Mon 15 Jan 18

We know that a Falcon 9 lifted off last week carrying a classified payload known only as Zuma, but what happened to Zuma, and why, remain a mystery. Jeff Foust reports on what is known, and ...