Carrier rocket Falcon 9 has been launched tonight, 1:00 am GMT, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on Florida's Space Coast.
Many things remain unknown about Zuma, procured by the U.S. government. First of all, there’s no information as to which department assigned the launch. Moreover, the exact orbit of Zuma and its mission are classified.
SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.