SpaceX's 23-minute webcast of the event Sunday evening included the Falcon 9 launch and the rocket's first-stage recovery on land in Florida.
"After review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly Sunday night".
Asked to comment, SpaceX - which is based in Hawthorne and whose full name is Space Exploration Technologies Corp. - issued a statement Monday afternoon: "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally".
"If we or others find otherwise based on further review, we will report it immediately", she said in a statement. All that is known about it publicly is that it was built by Northrop Grumman for a USA government customer, but not which agency ordered it.
SpaceX declined to comment further, citing the mission's classified status, as did Northrup Grumman, which manufactured the Zuma satellite and hired SpaceX as the launch contractor.
On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years.
Musk has also said the first launch, expected by the end of January, will use previously flown rocket outer cores, as SpaceX continues to make the push for reusable rockets to help lower launch costs and keep it competitive against United Launch Alliance, a Boeing- Lockheed Martin ( LMT ) joint venture. Anthony Capaccio and Dana Hull reporting for Bloomberg cite a USA official and two congressional aides reporting the launch failed, with one aide stating that the satellite and second-stage rocket fell back into the ocean.
Originally scheduled for a November launch, Zuma was delayed by potential concern about another mission's payload fairing, the shell on top that protects a satellite during launch.
This was SpaceX's third classified mission for the US government, AP reported.
According to an Instagram post in December, Musk said the first payload will be a red Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie's Space Oddity on a billion-year elliptical Mars orbit. "We can not comment on a classified mission", he said.
"It means you can fly and refly an orbital class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket", founder Elon Musk said at the time of the launch.
Shotwell said in a statement that since no rocket changes are warranted for upcoming flights, the company's launch schedule remains on track.
The launch broadcast was cut off shortly after the rocket's nose cone separated, which is standard under secret national security missions. However, rumors are now swirling that SpaceX actually failed the Zuma mission, especially after there was no confirmation that it was a success.
"This is a classified program", Northrop Grumman Communications Director Lon Rains told HuffPost in an emailed statement. The thrust its 27 engines can produce is equivalent to 18 Boeing ( BA ) 747s and makes it two times more powerful than any other rocket operating today, according to SpaceX.
A USA 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.
He had been political director for CBS News since 2011, and an on-air political analyst for CBS News since 2009. In 2015, he was named host of " Face the Nation ", succeeding its legendary host and anchor, Bob Schieffer.
Seoul also supported a bid previous year to add documents related to comfort women to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. Following the review result announcement, President Moon said the 2015 deal can not resolve the "comfort women" issue.
The Green Bay Packers will continue interviews with top internal candidates to replace general manager Ted Thompson on Friday. He spent a year as a scouting assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, then returned to the Packers as a college scout.
Dylan wrote on Twitter , "Can one be a "vocal campaigner against sexual harassment" and a vocal supporter of Woody Allen? ". More recently Dylan chastised Blake Lively for hypocrisy after the actress tweeted her support of the Time's Up movement.
That changed in 2015, when Google made a decision to spin off the tap-and-pay portion of the service into Android Pay. And the same changes will come to Google Tez, an Indian payment application that's akin to Android Pay.
The Bills' Cinderella story continues into the playoffs with an AFC wild-card matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Coach Sean McDermott said there is a "chance" McCoy could play after he was carted off the field in Miami.
Carolina needs skill-position players, and its offensive line left Newton to pick himself up far too many times this year. Rivera is receiving the vote of confidence just a day before taking on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game.
With Falcon heavy, SpaceX will also attempt to simultaneously land and recover all three of its first-stage rocket cores. The mission, only known as Zuma, was set for Thursday, pushed back to Friday and then again into the weekend.
Two people have been injured in an explosion outside an underground station in southern Stockholm , authorities have said. Local resident Milorad Jencic told AFP he was shocked as witnesses and onlookers gathered around the police cordon.
The core addition of the patch is an entirely new menu accessed via the Overwatch League button on the main screen. The two-year deal will see the entirety of the first two seasons broadcast across the world, except China.
I'm not sure if the United States is ready for a successful, popular TV personality and business owner to hold such high office. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday sparked speculation about a future presidential run.
President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with key lawmakers on immigration policies, but no breakthrough appeared imminent on how to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from being deported.
Suspects in death of 4-year-old MI girl captured in Georgia
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Alligators get a nose up on icy conditions
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LaVar Ball tells ESPN Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react
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Australia swelters in record high temperatures
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, spectators removed their shirts as they watched the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England. A total fire ban is in place across Sydney and the Hunter region as NSW residents face temperatures soaring into the mid-40s.