NRA spy satellite launched into orbit Monday by SpaceX
NRA spy satellite launched into orbit Monday by SpaceX
04 May, 2017, 01:10
Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the US government and then successfully landed the booster for recycling, the AP reports.
SpaceX previously landed a first stage booster at Landing Zone 1 three times. NRO's next launch is scheduled for August 14 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The cancelled Space-X Falcon 9 Rocket that was scheduled to launch Sunday will attempt to blast off today.
Until now, the U.S. military has spent billions per year exclusively with United Launch Alliance, a joint operation of aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to launch government satellites.
SpaceX broadcast the launch live online but halted coverage once the second stage carried the satellite into orbit, as requested by the NRO due to the secret nature of the mission. Landing, refurbishing and reusing rockets is key to the company's vision of making space travel increasingly affordable. Sonic booms, as usual, rattled the area around the launch site.
"Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6 percent of the theoretical load limit", he said in a tweet.
An historic rocket launch Monday morning for the private aviation firm SpaceX.
It marked the first time SpaceX has executed a contract with the US government. The company's "satellite manufacturing cost profile and in-house launch capability" will allow it to continually update the system's technology to meet changing customer needs, Cooper said.
But don't expect any details about the national security payload-a contract with the Department of Defense's National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The Hawthorne, California-based company has contracts with NASA valued at $4.2 billion to resupply the International Space Station using an unmanned Dragon spacecraft and to ferry astronauts there with a version of Dragon that is capable of carrying crews.
Instant games on FB Messenger now
The company is also launching rich gameplay and Game bots, features that were previewed to developers at F8. The popular gaming title, Miniclip's 8 Ball Pool , will also be available to play on Instant Games soon.
NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia
Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett , DE, Texas A&M - Browns make the smart pick , take best pass player in the draft . Ohio State, which led the nation with 12 players taken in 2016, had seven go this year .
It was nominated in the Outstanding Bar Program category, which was won by Arnaud's French 75 Bar in New Orleans. Two Washington, D.C., chefs are the newest honorees of prestigious James Beard Foundation awards.
However, if the talented and very capable Watkins explodes, he'll be an unrestricted 24-year-old free agent next offseason. McDermott had what he called "good conversations" with Watkins in explaining the reasoning behind the decision.
Edman arrived at White Hart Lane in July 2004 and spent a single season there, but the derbies against Arsenal left their mark. Both teams will be going hell for leather, but Spurs are more comfortable in their tactics and are full of confidence.
A Fox spokesperson said the company hopes to fill the position of co-president left vacant by Shine's exit. Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action race-bias lawsuit against Fox last week.
Dangal all this while had the prestigious position of earning Rs 42 crore + on its first Sunday and marking it the highest. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion now stands with a total global collection of over 625 crores in 4 days.
Ryan noted that the appropriations bill continues the longstanding Hyde Amendment restrictions on abortion funding. We always knew that it takes 60 votes to pass an appropriations bill through the Senate.
The diplomatic activity follows Saturday's failed missile launch attempt by Pyongyang which drew widespread global condemnation. As a presidential candidate, Trump suggested he was open to meeting Kim, but hadn't repeated the line since taking office.
Williams and Ohanian still have a few months before the baby arrives. "I couldn't be stuck in a more lovely place". This is a markedly different look than the one she wore for her only other appearance at the annual event in 2011.
A magnitude-6.2 quake , followed by a magnitude-6.3 aftershock , rattled parts of Alaska and British Columbia Monday morning. Geological Survey reports several other earthquakes in the area at around the same time, including one that measured 5.2.
Erdogan has in the past blocked a host of social media sites-including Facebook and Twitter-as well as YouTube and WhatsApp. According to country's telecommunication watchdog, it was necessary to cite a law considering threats to national security.
Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the USA government running until 30 September. Trump eventually dropped that demand, leaving Congress to resolve lingering issues over several unrelated policy measures.
Sainsbury's pre-tax profit falls 8%
The catalogue retailer, which was acquired by Sainsbury's for £1.4bn in September a year ago , saw sales, climb 4.1%. The supermarket is accelerating plans to put 250 Argos Digital stores in its branches, it said on Wednesday.
Madhya Pradesh decides to shift to January-December fiscal year
Change in the fiscal year would mean shifting the tax assessment year, changes in infrastructure, especially at the company level. The committee stated that the move would align the fiscal with the monsoon cycle and the country's agricultural harvests.
Steady Stock: Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC)
Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 39,098 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,671,566.34. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price target on shares of Yum! Brands in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th.
Champions League: Real Madrid one leg into final
The opening exchanges following the break lacked tempo as Atletico remained patient as they sought a way back into the tie. Real Madrid received a booster shot ahead of this match after defender Raphael Varane was declared fit to play.
Gunman who opened fire on Dallas paramedics identified
Pughes said the person the paramedic was treating in the street was the neighbor Brown had the dispute with, and had shot. Police in Dallas have engaged in a shootout with an armed suspect in a residential area of the city.
Nine killed as tornadoes rip through Texas
Sunday, search and rescue teams were going house to house, looking for people who may be still trapped in the rubble. Four people were killed and at least 50 others hospitalized when four tornadoes swept through the area Saturday.
British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko
Klitschko, who reigned over the heavyweight division for a decade, was fighting both Joshua and Father Time at the age of 41. Please find a free video download link to Joseph Parker's reaction to Anthony Joshua's victory over Wladimir Klitschko .
Pundit predicts where Man United and Man City will finish
Oblak is the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga history after Atletico paid £13.5 million (about $17.4 million) for him. They do have a game in hand on Liverpool, so it's still up to them to take advantage and grab a spot in the top four.