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.
The decision is likely to please immigration hard-liners who argue the TPS program was never meant to provide long-term residency. DHS has made an effort to emphasize that TPS depends on the original reason for the designation, not current conditions.
Other global relations experts say the Wolff book is only likely to confirm what informed Washington-watchers already know. Bannon said Manafort was "a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate".
The Mate 10 Pro could have been the first flagship device from the company to be available through network operators in the US. USA customers need a better choice, and as a leader in technology and innovation, Huawei is prepared to fill this need".
It also adds support for NVIDIA Freestyle which lets you apply post-processing filters to your games while you play. Ansel has refreshed Photo Mode controls, eight new filters and the ability to combine multiple filters.
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.
Acer will provide a remote and game controller to take full advantage of all the games and features that Nvidia Shield provides. The Shield functionality which was previously only available as a separate box optimizes the display for broader application.
The police have appealed to any member of the public with information as to the whereabouts of Diaz and Fields to come forward. A GoFundMe page initially set up to help her family bury her has since been removed , but a second one has been established.
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.
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.
Alligators get a nose up on icy conditions
The reptiles will then drop down to the bottom of a body of water, where they can hold their breath for up to 24 hours. You don't have to wonder any longer thanks to the people at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Brunswick County.
Forecast predicts two years of record U.S. oil production
Brent for March settlement climbed 16 cents to end the session at $67.78 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The rise in prices is expected to drive gains in US production during 2018, offsetting curbs by others.
Panthers give coach Ron Rivera 2-year contract extension
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.
Brad Pitt outbid on GoT screening
Later during the auction, DiCaprio bid $80,000 on a painting by artist Josh Smith but was outbid by Clarke for $90,000. Of course, the event was all for charity, with proceeds going towards the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations.