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 (UTC) Monday, January 8, 2018
Launch Time (UTC) 1:00 AM
Location SLC-40, Cape Canaveral
Florida, United States

Launch Media

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