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Story originally published – March 2017
BREAKING NEWS: dated 9th January 2018 reads…
“Top secret spy satellite missing after ‘botched’ launch
AN expensive and highly secret satellite is missing after being launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. news.com.auJANUARY 9, 20185:55PM
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches secret Zuma payload into orbit
THE fate of a top secret spy satellite for the US government is shrouded in mystery after it seemingly vanished after being launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The secretive payload — codenamed Zuma — is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and was supposed to show that Musk’s SpaceX was a credible and reliable low cost launch provider for the Pentagon.
Instead, the satellite is missing amid fears it was totally destroyed in a botched launch.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that US politicians had been briefed that it may have burned up in the atmosphere after failing to separate from the upper part of the rocket
A SpaceX spokesman told the Dow Jones news service: “We do not comment on missions of this nature, but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally.”
SpaceX ended the launch commentary five minutes into the flight because of the classified nature of the satellite
The Zuma spacecraft was attached to one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets and launched from the Cape Canaveral air force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 returned back to base without incident.
The satellite hasn’t been spotted in orbit by the U.S. Strategic Command, adding to the doubt over whether the mission was a success.
A spokesman for The Strategic Command, which monitors more than 20,000 man-made objects in space, told Bloomberg it was not tracking any new satellites since the launch.
Once the engine powering the rocket’s expendable second stage stops firing, whatever it is carrying is supposed to separate and proceed on its own trajectory — but if a satellite isn’t set free at the right time, or is damaged upon release, it can be dragged back toward earth.
But adding to the confusion, experts believe the lack of official word on what happened means there could be an alternative sequence of events
Either way, SpaceX was relying on a successful launch of Zuma to convince sceptical Pentagon chiefs to back it as it competes for more national-security launches against its primary rival, a joint venture between Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
More than a day after the launch there is uncertainty over exactly what happened.
The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea, said the two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Landing and reusing rockets is the main aim of SpaceX scientists, who argue that it reduces the cost of launches that would then allow them to fly more missions.
The mission was the first Elon Musk’s Space X had attempted this year. It plans to launch as many as 25 by the end of 2018, up from 18 last year.
Musk said last week SpaceX would launch “the world’s most powerful rocket” later this month with his own electric car on board.
Despite SpaceX’s growing list of successful missions, including regularly landing, refurbishing and reusing the main stages of Falcon 9 boosters, industry and US government officials have confided to the Wall Street Journal the intelligence community continue to have concerns about relying on Mr. Musk’s non-traditional business practices.
ORIGINAL PREDICTION STORY – March 2017 below;
Steve Fossett, Michael Schumacher, Richard Branson, are but a few of the Big Names that have hit the headlines, and had fallen into the arms of fate when their Profiles Indicated difficult times. It would seem that 2018 for Elon Musk is due a hick-up of some sort in 2018 but the lead up is building from August this year after the frontiersman turns 46 in June.
Elon has had a fair run (although he had a serious rocket tragedy in September 2016), but in 2018 there are very strong indicators his life or activities are coming up against another barrier that will be like hitting a brick wall and slow him down measurably.
There is no doubt the man and his dreams are nothing short of genius but we are all human and no matter what we do, or who we are, when a ‘timed event’ is ready to cross our path, in any of our lives, a set of conditions or circumstances will present themselves, formed by conditions outside of our control.
As 2018 kicks off for Elon, anything can happen right from the get-go, it may be that he’ll be subjected to fallout and difficulties from January 1st to October 31st 2019. A collection of activities are due to rise like Red Flags in his Profile and are to be considered ‘Major Lessons or Learning curves’ of which unexpected issues have the potential to eventuate, this includes business and personal matters forming form late June 2018 onward.
Musk is not alone. Predictions made on 24th November 2012 when I was invited to a function to meet with the CEO of Two Degrees Mobile (and 26 other guests), I openly discussed with Eric, changes to his business in four months time. I said his business was going to have significant changes in direction between March and April of the next year (2013). To cut a long story short, Eric fobbed off my assertions saying “it was a load of crap.” Well, after several email attempts to have a follow up meeting with came to naught, Eric, his wife Kathy and his plane Eric was piloting, on the 30th March 2013, crashed into the ocean killing them both, and the Company changed direction as was predicted witnessed by the 26 guests at the gathering.
I don’t know what it is, that is due for Elon, but when Indicators, I see on his Profile Graph, which I term to be an intense set of High End Harmonics ( a double nine, or 9*9 pattern), just happen to line up with any date that includes this ‘Code frequency’ things can go drastically wrong.
So Elon, if you ever get to read this, I hope it is not after an event, as all up-and-coming events can be sidestepped once you know what lies ahead on our personal timelines.