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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Falcon-9 Zuma Launch

Falcon-9 standing on launch pad

About Mission:

     Space-x scheduled to launch "Zuma" mission using Falcon-9 version 2.0 on 4th January 2018 at 08:00 PM. The rocket will be launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. After, transferring the satellite into transfer orbit, the reusable falcon-9 first stage will attempt landing at landing zone-1 which is located near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Zuma Satellite:

     Zuma is a secret mission undertaken by United States government. It is considered to be Aerospace and defense satellite, but still it is unclear with the mission.

Launch Window:

Falcon-9 successful landing during past missions
    Space-x has planned to launch this satellite in a two hours window on Thursday evening at 8 pm as per European Standard Time. But the weather issues made delay in countdowns. The launch window for this mission launch is between 01:00 GMT to 03:00 GMT. Zuma had earlier launch, scheduled on 15 November 2017, but the company announced the delay of launch of Zuma mission.

Target for Transfer Orbit:

    Zuma satellite will be injected into earth's LEO which commonly called low-earth orbit. The LEO is about 2000 kilometers from the earth's surface and all the satellites orbit earth in every approx. 90 to 120 minutes, which determines their altitude from the surface.

Falcon-9 Rocket Launch:

     This video shows the launch of Iridium, falcon-9 rocket developed by space-x

Zuma Launch Live Cast:

    You can see the live of Zuma launch on space-x official youtube channel.


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