Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' launch scheduled for Sunday

An artist’s representation of Falcon Heavy a 230-foot-tall rocket which is capable of carrying a payload of more than 54 tons

Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp successfully launched its first mission of the new year: a classified payload for the U.S. government into low-earth orbit.

Zuma's launch was delayed two months for what SpaceX called "fairing testing," referring to the part of its rockets that house the payload, and a few additional days after extreme weather hit the East Coast.

Originally scheduled to launch in November, problems with the rocket caused officials to delay plans by several weeks.

But now conditions for the mysterious mission are 80-percent go, weather-wise, in Florida.

Although we don't know what the Zuma payload is for, it does resemble two other missions in recent memory, and suggests this may be for an even more secret agency.

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Success on Sunday will clear the way for SpaceX's next launch from Florida, the much anticipated test flight of the Falcon Heavy booster.

Launch attempt of SpaceX Zuma mission.

It's SpaceX's third classified launch for the US government, this one taking place under a deal with defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

The deployment of the satellite was followed by the successful landing of the Falcon 9 first stage at the nearby landing zone at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX has launched national security payloads in the past, including a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, and an X-37B space plane for the US Air Force.

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