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Post by tencats » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 pm

What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite?
Not all is well for the classified Zuma satellite launched from Florida on Sunday
A secretive Zuma satellite launch on behalf of an unknown U.S. government agency recently went awry. Amidst speculation, one thing is certain: the satellite isn’t fully functional in its intended orbit.

Late on Sunday night, SpaceX launched a satellite manufactured by Northrop Grumman out of Florida. Few details about the satellite are officially known besides its codename “Zuma,” not even which government agency intended to use the satellite nor for what purpose. The satellite was destined for low-Earth orbit, Robin Seemangal wrote for Wired late last year, and unlike most launches, the satellite manufacturer Northrop Grumman, not SpaceX, supplied the payload adapter used to secure the satellite during launch and release it into orbit.

As it usually does for classified launches, Loren Grush reports for The Verge, SpaceX censored coverage of the launch, cutting its livestream prior to nose cone separation that would reveal the payload. It did stream the successful landing of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster after it completed its primary mission.

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:38 pm

A gravitational wave passed thru Colberts Late Night Show a year ago
Gravitational Waves Hit The Late Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Published on 25 Feb 2016

Brian Greene stops by to demonstrate an exciting new scientific discovery

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