It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

SpaceX - Secret Zuma - Entire Flight and Land 01-07-2018

page: 1
7

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:04 AM
link   
I believe this was the launch that was postponed from November 2017. Everything went well, and the first stage boosters successfully returned to platform. Great job guys! Multiple videos.

After successful launch, SpaceX sets sights on Falcon Heavy
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION --
SpaceX is looking ahead to its test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket after a successful launch of a top-secret government payload Sunday night.
The launch of the "Zuma" payload marked the first launch of 2018 on the Space Coast. A Falcon 9 rocket soared into the night sky after launching from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Zuma mission is so secret that the government has not disclosed what agency the payload will be used for. Less than 10 minutes after launch, SpaceX landed its first-stage booster back on land at the Air Force station. The rocket, traveling at the speed of sound, created a sonic boom as it touched down. Now, SpaceX will turn its attention to its Falcon Heavy rocket launch. SpaceX founder Elon Musk calls it the world's most powerful rocket.

Glorious sight to behold.


We were able to follow the second stage until it reached engine shutdown. 7:15 minutes total for you folks who know what to look for. Definitely, LEO heading East and a bit North.Look for the fairing release. We are a US disabled veteran run, non profit video production company who's mission is to bring other disabled US Veterans to witness a launch, experience US Space History...



There are, however, reports that the payload did not separate from the second stage. These are unconfirmed.




posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:30 AM
link   
And we must believe that bullsh*t. I say we are supposed that it's gone. That's why it's so secret.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:33 AM
link   
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Wait..
This just happend. How do I keep missing this???
I set all the alerts.

S&F!
Glad someone is on the ball.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:40 AM
link   
a reply to: Bigburgh
Actually it was Sunday. Im just putting it out there now since I noticed nobody else did.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:46 AM
link   
a reply to: worldstarcountry

I still missed it!

Look they landed😙😄



The landing without a catastrophic event was kind of a big deal for a bit.
Now...... success


Now to the payload..( still watching as I pause with happiness)..



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:52 AM
link   
a reply to: Bigburgh
The successful landing is a very good advancement in space deliveries and I think will for sure help to reduce costs of these operations in the future. They are testing the Falcon Heavy later this month, and ULA will be shooting off an Atlas V with early-warning missile detector on the 18th! Have you noticed how much more frequent space launches are becoming? The future is awesome! If they stay on schedule, I can drive over there for my son's Bday so he can see it from the beach.


A test firing is set for this week, and the test launch is set for the end of this month from the Space Coast.

"It will be not quite as big as the shuttle, but it's able to put a payload into space significantly larger than the shuttle, and it will be the biggest payload capability since the Saturn V that took us to the moon," said Dale Ketcham, vice president of Space Florida. "The neat thing about that is Elon Musk hasn’t guaranteed it's going to work, but he has guaranteed it’s going to be exciting."

The Falcon Heavy will be capable of sending humans to the moon or Mars one day. To prove that, the Falcon Heavy will send a red Tesla Roadster to the orbit around Mars. Musk is also the founder of Tesla.

Not to be outdone, United Launch Alliance is also preparing for its first Space Coast launch of 2018 this month. An Atlas V rocket with an early-warning missile detector satellite is scheduled to launch Thursday, Jan. 18.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:52 AM
link   
Ok..
😣
Was there a payload?
I'm piqued!

Again I set all notices.
I can't thank you enough. 👍😊

Edit: I have noticed the launches are far more and un announced. I'm usually on top of this, but from October on I've got no notices.

Really! This launch was a suprise. And you're the announcer.
edit on 9-1-2018 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)

edit on 9-1-2018 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 03:00 AM
link   
a reply to: Bigburgh
There was a super secret government/military satellite, but they won't say for what agency specifically. Uncorroborated allegations that the payload failed to separate from the second stage boosters are floating around.
My local news has a list of launch dates through March 1 here in case you would like to bookmark those as well.

I really do enjoy seeing these rockets take off myself, so I certainly share your excitement.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 03:02 AM
link   
Cue a sneaky Russian satellite that will grab it and deliver it for examination.


Strange to see that, in this day and age, rocket launches can still fail like that.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 03:13 AM
link   
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Book marked..

I'm still at aww from the Vandenberg launch from last week. Again, no notice. Just a bunch of ufo's headed south of LA . Dropping off 10 mini-sats.

This might be it..


Nasa, space, boeing, space x apps are slipping past.

Zaph even said nothing.

Thankyou very much for getting info here..

Applause Cookie!



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 11:07 AM
link   
a reply to: Bigburgh
chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 01:52 PM
link   
I posted a picture I took of it in the astrophotography thread, but I suppose that I should have just posted a thread about it. Anyway, here's my video of it.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 02:53 PM
link   
a reply to: worldstarcountry




Uncorroborated allegations that the payload failed to separate from the second stage boosters are floating around.


Hardly surprising they'd claim that, considering it's so hush hush....nobody talks or wonders about the activities of a 'destroyed' space craft do they...



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 04:09 PM
link   
a reply to: RTLSLZ1
Beautiful, just beautiful, thank you! And you caught the sonic boom. The more angles and perspectives provided the better. And yes, check the space thread to see if anyone has covered any launches, and make a thread if one has not been posted. We always want to see every launch that we can, because these are great documentations of the steps in the human evolution of space exploration technology. So it is good for us as a species to see the fruit of our technological endeavors and how far we are coming in our strides to continue to access space.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 03:14 AM
link   
I'm speculating what was launched by Space X was an EMP type device intended to take out all of North Korea's power grid. North Korea heard the same and the cover story has to be the mission failed so they can be lured into a false sense of security.

I'm purely speculating here.




top topics



 
7

log in

join