Shrouded in secrecy and prone to speculation, the ZUMA mission launched an unknown payload for an unknown operator to low-Earth orbit by way of a Falcon 9 rocket.

The launch date was Monday, January 8, 2018 at 1:00 AM (UTC).

Provider SpaceX
Vehicle Falcon 9
Launch Date
Monday, January 8, 2018
Launch Time 1:00 AM (UTC)
Launch Time (Pad)
08:00 PM (UTC-5)
Location SLC-40
Cape Canaveral AFS
Florida, United States

Launch Media

  • Full ZUMA Launch Broadcast (SpaceX)
  • Statement from SpaceX President/COO Gwynne Shotwell re: ZUMA