from Sputnik News:
he US private space transportation company SpaceX has announced a successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket, bringing a secret satellite of the US government into orbit.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a secret satellite of the US government, was launched Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the US private space transportation company SpaceX said.
The rocket was launched at 4:00 a.m. Moscow time (1:00 GMT).
“Liftoff… Main engine cutoff and stage separation confirmed,” the SpaceX said on Twitter.
Falcon 9 first stage has landed at Landing Zone 1. pic.twitter.com/679wN4F8kX
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) 8 January 2018
he launch of the satellite into low-Earth orbit has been carried out at the request of the US government. The information about the apparatus’ orbital parameters as well as about its purpose has been classified.
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