Falcon 9 Rocket With Secret US Satellite on Board Launched From Cape Canaveral

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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.

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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