SpaceX prepares to launch secretive Zuma satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida last month

The mission was first added to SpaceX's manifest in October, with an initial launch slated for mid-November.

SpaceX launched it's Falcon 9 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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And he continued with the proposal as planned. "A pair of draft horses, a carriage, and I arranged it all for that night". Heather and David exchange vows on December 23. "She was able to fight til the end, I'm going to fight until my end".

SpaceX has ironed out all the wrinkles with its Falcon 9 launches, but it's about to try something new and potentially insane. It can lift more than 54 tons into space - twice that of the Delta IV Heavy rocket - and at one third the cost, it says. There's now no telling where the satellite will be going after lift-off although it's somewhere in low-Earth orbit. However, this month will see the launch of a secretive project that marries tech from both the private and public worlds of space exploration. We're still several months away from the ideal Mars transfer window, and the second stage isn't created to insert the payload into orbit of another planet (you'd need a separate rocket package for the vehicle payload). Meanwhile, the center stage will throttle up and continue on as if it were a Falcon 9.

SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, its heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit.

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Musk said last month that a Tesla Roadster would serve as the payload on the vehicle when it's launched, according to SpaceNews. Due to the secrecy of the launch, no one really knows how big the Zuma payload is. But don't get too excited just yet: SpaceX has a history of delays.

The rocket made its way to the Cape Canaveral launch facility late in 2017, but now it's actually vertical on the launchpad, undergoing its long preflight test check list before the actual attempt is made.

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As well in 2018, if all goes to plan the United States will also regain the capability to launch astronauts into space with both Boeing and SpaceX ready to test their vehicles as part of the Commercial Crew Program. The Falcon Heavy is like a Falcon 9 rocket on a double dose of steroids.

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