How To Watch SpaceX Launch The US Government's Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Today

Federico Mansilla
Enero 8, 2018

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the secretive Zuma spacecraft will lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Sunday night.

Zuma's launch was delayed two months for what SpaceX called "fairing testing," referring to the part of its rockets that house the payload, and a few additional days after extreme weather hit the East Coast. It wasn't until earlier in January that the company was able to confirm a hard time or date for the launch.

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This launch also included a recovery of the first stage booster used with the Falcon 9, which returned to Cape Canaveral and landed at its LZ-1 landing pad after deploying and separating from the second stage.

It's SpaceX's third classified launch for the USA government, this one taking place under a deal with defense contractor Northrop Grumman. It's likely the feed will go live around 7:45pm ET, a few minutes prior to the launch window.

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