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Something Went Wrong With SpaceX's Billion-Dollar Spy Satellite Launch And No One Wants To Take The Blame

Jason Torchinsky

34 minutes ago
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This past Sunday night, SpaceX launched into space what may have been the most important payload they’ve ever launched: a super-secret U.S. government satellite called Zuma. While the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket appeared to go okay, it now seems apparent that the Zuma satellite is lost, and so far neither SpaceX or the U.S. government is willing to take the blame.
The launch was one of the more secretive Falcon 9 launches, due to the sensitive nature of the payload. The spacecraft, built by Northrop Grumman, is classified, and what branch or agency of the government actually owns the thing hasn’t even been revealed. Zuma is rumored to be worth billions of dollars.
The launch seems to have gone fine initially, and a SpaceX representative told The Verge that:
“We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally.”
Additionally, the Zuma spacecraft seems to have at least made it to orbit for a time, as it received a satellite catalog entry with the name USA 280. This just means it entered orbit. This does not mean that everything went fine.
In fact, the current theory seems to be that Zuma did not properly detach from the Falcon rocket’s second stage, and what entered orbit was both the satellite and the spent rocket stage, still connected.
It appears that the Zuma/second stage combo managed an orbit and a half before an unplanned de-orbit and destructive re-entry into the atmosphere.
What does seem to be agreed upon is that Zuma is gone. Who gets the blame is another question, with both Northrop Grumman and SpaceX pointing fingers at one another.
Northrop Grumman not only made the satellite, but also the adapter that held the satellite to the SpaceX rocket stage, which would put Northrop Grumman on the hot seat if it was determined that the problem was with the separation of Zuma from the rocket.
There will be an investigation, of that we can be sure.

Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures


How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business
Posted on August 14, 2017 by Editor


How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business
Posted on August 14, 2017 by Editor

Musk’s business is not primarily cars or solar panels. It’s taxpayer financed subsidies.
(From The Financial Post)
The fastest-growing industries over the last two decades have been fake industries, those that thrive despite having few customers willing to buy their products except at fire-sale prices. The fake industries all have the same angel investors — governments — and the same promoter touting their wares — again governments. These fake industries, the brainchild of subsidy entrepreneurs, also tend to be dazzlers, the better to wow their politician backers and the stock market speculators betting on cash flows of government subsidies.
Today’s fake-industry leader is Tesla, the electric car developed by subsidy entrepreneur Elon Musk, who also heads SolarCity and SpaceX, other government darlings. Musk’s genius is primarily in the subsidy-seeking realm — by 2015, U.S. governments alone had given his companies US$5 billion through direct grants, tax breaks, cut-rate loans, cashable environmental credits, tax credits and rebates to buyers of his products. Counting subsidies from Canada and Europe, the government bankroll could be double that. Counting indirect subsidies — such as electric-vehicle-friendly infrastructure — the subsidies soar ever higher.

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