The National Reconnaissance Office, the government defense agency responsible for USA spy satellites, has not released any statement on the impending launch. Although the public has many questions about the payload-codenamed "Zuma"-those working on the mission have supplied limited information".
The privately-owned space transportation firm SpaceX will launch an orbital payload Thursday, but no one is saying who owns the satellite or what it will do. As Florida Today said, SpaceX is no stranger to launching top secret missions, including a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office and another payload for the Department of Defense.
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"The Zuma payload is a restricted payload. Now targeting November 16 for launch - rocket and payload remain healthy‚ and the teams will use the extra day to conduct additional mission assurance work".
There is a general feeling within the company that this is an important launch for SpaceX, as it will be the third national security mission, and if successful it would validate the company as a major player to meet the country's military launch needs at a time when the US Congress is pushing the Air Force to rely on US made rocket engines.
The delay has another upside: Weather conditions are 90 percent "go" for the Thursday attempt and greater than 90 percent "go" in the event of a delay to Friday, according to the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron.
The covert haul is due to launch between 8pm and 10pm EST from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida.
Launch Window: 10 p.m.
Trump chooses drug executive as health secretary
Azar, who now works for a consulting firm, worked as the HHS general counsel from 2001 to 2005 in the George W. Early enrollment in Obamacare plans earlier this month was also up considerably compared to a year ago .
If all goes according to plan, Zuma will now lift off atop a SpaceXFalcon 9 rocket Friday from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, during a window that opens at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT on November 18).
Higher inflation was also noted in protein rich items like oils and fats, eggs, and milk (and its products). Crucial services such as education, healthcare, personal care, etc have seen an inflation of 3.48 per cent.
Two hospitals said they were treating a total of seven gunshot victims, including at least three children. Tehama County Superintendent of Schools Rich DuVarney there were no student or staff fatalities.
En route to his second Cy Young Award in four years , Kluber was phenomenal in helping lead the Indians back to the playoffs. Scherzer was 16-4 with a 2.51 ERA, second best in the league, this season, and he led the NL in strikeouts with 268.
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The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center. The president's chief of staff John Kelly has also been in contact with the players' families as well as the team's coach.
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A man who admitted to killing a woman escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Hawaii and may be in the Bay Area, authorities said. Maui County police say Saito flew to Maui shortly after he left the hospital, but they don't know where he is now.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said APT alliance has broadened to include food security, energy, environment, and health. The Philippines is about too far but, you know, nobody will save us from a holocaust if it happens", he said.
He says most people don't realize that Google builds individual user profiles of those who use the company's services. Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.
Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as USA health secretary
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