A U.S. official and two congressional aides, all familiar with the launch, said on condition of anonymity that the second-stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster rocket failed. If additional reviews uncover any problems, she said, "we will report it immediately".
The Journal, which received the same statement, said the language pointed to normal rocket operations, suggesting the cause of any issue came from elsewhere.
The secretive nature of the Zuma payload makes reliable details about the mission hard to come by or verify.
Whether the Falcon 9 Zuma mission failed or not, SpaceX is now setting its sights on the Falcon Heavy debut launch.
The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea, said the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Northrop Grumman made the satellite, which it said was for the government and was destined for low-Earth orbit, but offered no other details.
The launch is SpaceX's first in what was expected to be a busy year. Information published that is contrary to this statement is categorically false. On Monday, Ars began to hear discussion from sources that the mysterious Zuma spacecraft-the objective of which was never specified, nor which United States military or spy agency had backed it-may not have survived. 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. Falcon Heavy has been rolled out to launchpad LC-39A for a static fire later this week, to be followed shortly thereafter by its maiden flight.
The launch of the Falcon 9 for the classified Zuma mission, which was repeatedly delayed from its initial target date in November previous year, kicked off SpaceX's 2018.
In short, SpaceX appears to be shrugging its shoulders as it prepares to launch yet another Falcon 9 rocket and its first Mars-capable rocket, Falcon Heavy (a launch vehicle that's essentially three times as powerful as a Falcon 9). On September 1, 2016 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded while preparing to test fire its engines, destroying the Amos 6 communications satellite atop the rocket that was to be used by Facebook. However, the company has completed more than ten successful supply missions to ISS.
The fairing is the part of the rocket nose cone that holds the payload and splits apart at the proper time, so the satellite can slip into orbit.
If the system spots a pedestrian or cyclist, it can fire off an alarm sound targeted specifically at that person. Alongside Kia's new concept , the brand will reveal a range of new in-car features and innovations at CES 2018 .
The second page makes clear that donations will be used by Gabby's father, Kyle Barrett, to lay his daughter to rest. Diaz, 24, and Fields, 28, are suspected in the death of her 4-year-old daughter Gabby Barrett.
The building served as Donald Trump's primary residence and workplace before he took up residence in the White House past year . New York's fire department said the fire broke out before 7 am (local time), the USA news channel CBS reported .
Check out the trailer above to see Lawrence undergo tortuous training, combat and don unrealistic swimsuits. After completing the training process she becomes the most unsafe Sparrow the program has ever created.
Timberlake's tour itinerary lists multiple Florida stops including an appearance at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena on May 18th. His last tour, in 2013-14, was called " The 20/20 Experience ", and it sold out arenas all over the world.
He was promoted to director of of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in March of 2016. Thompson had been the team's GM since 2005 and will assume a role of senior advisor to football operations.
The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour . Temperatures will plummet into the single digits and teens late tonight which may cause a flash freeze on area roadways.
In a series of tweets on Friday, he denied ever speaking to Mr Wolff for the book and lashed out at his one-time adviser Bannon . US President Donald Trump , in what else but a tweet, called the author of a new tell-all book + on him "a total loser".
The legislation expands the boundaries of the former Martin Luther King Jr. "There will be artistic interpretations of one of Dr. King's quotes performed by multiple students in the areas of poetry, music, dance, and art".
Three months ago, Winfrey made it clear she had no political ambitions during an October appearance on CBS This Morning . It is not the first time that Winfrey's name has been associated with a White House .
Gerrit Cole trade to the Houston Astros is 'imminent'
Cole's best season was in 2015, when he was named a MLB All-Star player, and the National League Pitcher of the Month in April. The Astros would hope that Cole bounces back to his form from 2013-2016 when he had a 3.23 ERA over 579 1/3 innings of work.
West Ham considering Coquelin & Elneny
The 26-year-old prepares to move to Spain after rejecting interest from Premier League clubs West Ham United and Crystal Palace . The 26-year-old is a target for West Ham too but David Moyes fears the former U21 global prefers a move to over staying in.
John Dickerson replacing Charlie Rose at 'CBS This Morning'
But with " CBS This Morning ", the network is in a better competitive position against " Today " and "GMA" than ever before. Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms.
Cong welcomes SC decision to revisit gay sex law
Welcoming the decision, All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev said, "Congress welcomes Supreme Court's decision". The court said, "The determination of the order of nature is not a constant phenomenon".
Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech
As a young Black woman in Alabama in 1944, she suffered a horrific, hate-motivated sexual assault that was never solved. I trust her not to engage in daily Twitter screeds and insults; I trust that she will take the job seriously".
Salvadorans to lose protected status in the US
Haitians and Nicaraguans will lose their protected status in 2019 and Hondurans could lose theirs later this year. Nielsen said last week that short-term extensions are not the answer.
LaVar Ball says Lakers 'don't want to play' for Luke Walton
Clearly, LaVar is a father who wants to have input on how his sons are coached, who they play with, and what they do on the court. We [ownership, front office] talk all the time, and there're 100 percent behind in supporting what we're doing here".