SpaceX rocket satellite 'CRASHED into Indian Ocean in botched mission'

SpaceX president confirms successful launch of government spy satellite Zuma

The company says that SpaceX is all set for the maiden flight of its Falcon Heavy.

The test fire was also delayed Thursday.

Falcon Heavy will officially become the most powerful operational rocket in the world when it lifts off from the historic pad with more than 5.1 million pounds of thrust.

Matt Desch, the chief executive officer of Iridium, a communications satellite company that is one of SpaceX's biggest customers, said in an interview that he "absolutely" had full confidence in SpaceX and that he had no qualms with proceeding with the four launches Iridium has on the Falcon 9 this year.

Despite the launch being shrouded in secrecy, SpaceX seemed to have successfully carried a mysterious government satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. The spacecraft, part of Air Force's Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, is scheduled to vault off the pad at Launch Complex 41 at 7:52 p.m.

An article in Wired said that Northrop Grumman provided the adapter to mate Zuma to the Falcon 9.

"If we or others find otherwise based on further review, we will report it immediately", she said.

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The likely culprit for the failed launch of the payload can be an American Corporation Northrop Grumman. Later, the team will closed the satellite up inside the payload fairing of Falcon 9.

Congressional inquiries into the satellite failure may revive debate about SpaceX's rivalry for military contracts with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp.

This was SpaceX' s third classified mission for the USA government, a lucrative customer. He said his committee would provide "rigorous oversight that accounts for that risk and ensures that we can meet all of our national security space requirements as the Air Force looks to competitively procure space launch services in the future".

Falcon Heavy launches start at $90 million, compared to the starting price of $62 million for the smaller Falcon 9, according to SpaceX's website.

Shotwell said in a statement that since no rocket changes are warranted for upcoming flights, the company's launch schedule remains on track. However, SpaceX censored critical portions of the launch, including the separation of the nose cone surrounding the top-secret Zuma satellite, and the satellite's actual deployment into earth's orbit. SpaceX said it would not comment beyond its statement. "We can not comment on classified missions". The data is believed to indicate precisely what went wrong, industry officials said, but it isn't clear why mission managers monitoring real-time video feeds weren't able to intervene.

During a livestream of Sunday's launch, SpaceX said it got successful confirmation that the fairing - the clamshell-like covering for payloads at the tip of the rocket - did deploy. Rumours have arisen that the mission was carrying a spy satellite of Pentagon and that it even had the capability to fix other satellites.

In the meantime, Falcon Heavy, like its smaller cousin the Falcon 9, will advance SpaceX's goal of cutting launch costs by reusing rockets.

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