SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on 1st flight of year
08 January, 2018, 04:54 | Author: Tracy Craig
All that is publicly known about the Zuma payload is that it is a satellite manufactured for the United States government by Northrop Grumman, and it is bound for low-Earth orbit.
After the 8 p.m. blastoff from Launch Complex 40, the rocket booster zoomed right back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, announcing its return with ear-splitting sonic booms as it touched down on legs south of the launch site.
It's also SpaceX's third such launch for the United States government, with previous payloads including a spy satellite and the X-37B space plane.
If all goes according to plan, the mission will be SpaceX's first launch of 2018.
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Caitlyn Jenner
Morgan, however, insisted that he brought out the doll for a "genuine education", and asked, "How does your physique compare now". A few people took to Morgan's Twitter account to tell him off for his insensitive approach to the question.
Skies were clear enough for viewers on the Space Coast to see the rocket's two stages separate, briefly producing a sort of laser light show in the clouds, then follow the first stage as it flew back to Landing Zone 1.
That is a move from the nearby NASA-owned Kennedy Space Center, where the launch was originally planned in November. The company has said it plans to launch roughly 30 missions in 2018 after completing a record 18 past year.
Last year was a banner year for SpaceX, with 18 launches. The reusable rocket landed about seven minutes after liftoff, SpaceX said. The rocket was rolled to the launch pad for tests in late December, and a critical static firing of its 27 engines should come within a week or so of the Zuma mission. The two-hour launch window opens at 8pm ET.
The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday night, carrying the satellite toward an undisclosed orbit.
Spotify is gearing up to launch an initial public offering, expected as soon as first quarter of 2018. It has confidentially filed documents for IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
America's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the meeting showed Iran that "the world will be watching" its actions. Trump's administration has denied having any hand in the demonstrations, saying they arose completely spontaneously.
Forest's official Twitter account recently recalled a previous instance of beating the north Londoners in the FA Cup . We have numerous injuries to contend with and Wenger will want to rest as many as possible without risking defeat.
Starbucks said it would also continue the 25 pence (28 euro cent) discount it already offers to customers who bring their own cup. Coffee cup producers and distributors have not taken action to rectify this and Government has sat on its hands.
Her decision comes after a recent loss at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, where she lost to Jelena Ostapenko. This was her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, surpassing Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22.
Corfman said she was a teen when Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, touched her sexually during an encounter. The lawsuit outlines 11 instances in which Moore publicly denied Corfman's allegations or denied knowing her altogether.
The album is titled Man of the Woods , according to a trailer video, and it explores rugged, new terrain for the NSYNC alum. Record producer and Man of the Woods collaborator, Pharrell Williams also makes an appearance in the clip.
Influenza is easily spread from person to person, and an infected person can spread the virus before they develop symptoms. Experts say it is also possible that this year's dominant strain, H3N2, is more resistant to treatment than some others.
As Sporting News reports, one of the hosts claimed the "thumbs up" gesture is seen by some as advocating "white power". Desus said the thumbs-up is now associated with white supremacy because President Trump often uses it in photo-ops.
The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. Last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was October 13 and the Powerball last saw a victor October 25.
Mad Catz Has Been Resurrected Under New Ownership
Speaking about the return, Mad Catz' Selena Chang explained that the company firmly believes that its "best days lie ahead". A filing for voluntary bankruptcy followed later that month, and that appeared to be the end of the Mad Catz story.
HP Recalls 50000 Laptop Batteries Due To Overheating Concerns
Full details of the recall are available on the official website , along with a Windows utility to check the installed battery. The affected batteries were sold with the listed HP computers, or at Best Buy and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Winning lottery ticket sold in Lawton
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win.