SpaceX has posted yesterday on its official website that it has planned to stand down for the launch of its secret Zuma Mission and take a closer review on data of recent fairing test set by company for another customer. According to SpaceX, it still has chance to set the launch on Friday, but unfortunately it may not occur depending upon how lengthy process it will take the company for reviewing the testing data. More updates about the mission should be disclosed over the next day.
On 17th Novembers, Friday, SpaceX declare to launch its most mysterious payload ever, perhaps, which is a classic government satellite manufactured by Northrop Grumman, a defense contractor. The objective of the mission, which is codenamed as Zuma Mission, is crucially unknown for all. It is uncertain type of spacecraft is flying up and for which government agency is the launch for. The entire thing that everyone knows is just that the Zuma has been scheduled to fly into the lower orbit of Earth atop of the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
However, this is not the first secretive payload mission launched by SpaceX in to orbit. it has already instigated two classified payloads, after getting certified in 2015 for launching military satellites and slated to launch much more by the upcoming couple of years.
SpaceX released a statement on Wednesday saying that, “Both Falcon 9 and the payload remain healthy. Teams will use the extra day to conduct some additional mission assurance work in advance of launch.” and, then instantly the company posted another statement on Thursday about the delay due to the review of testing fairing data.