SpaceX successfully launched secret spy satellite for US National Reconnaissance agency


Early this morning, SpaceX successfully launched a new spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The National Reconnaissance Office is an extremely mysterious institution within the Department of defense. The mysterious payload, known as the gorilla, blasted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The launch was delayed two days due to technical problems. SpaceX also successfully recovered its Falcon 9 first stage and landed on a platform at Cape Canaveral space station. The landing of the first stage of Falcon 9 is relatively rare. Normally, the agency uses unmanned ships to recover rockets at sea. With less than two weeks to 2020, the successful launch is SpaceX’s 26th launch in a challenging year.
Today’s successful launch is also SpaceX’s last launch in 2020. SpaceX’s first attempt to launch a satellite took place on Thursday. When the sensor detected pressure build-up in the liquid oxygen tank of the upper stage of the rocket, the launch plan was suspended 30 seconds before the rocket left the ground. The subsequent plan was to try to launch the rocket on Friday, but it was postponed again.
What the satellite on the rocket is going to do is a mystery. The U.S. government has not made any statement about the use of the satellite. What is known is that the scene of the mission is an angry gorilla beating his chest, along with the slogan “peace with power.”. The NRO tweeted that the nrol-108 mission will remain vigilant and ready to “defend itself.”. It said the launch demonstrated its commitment to protecting U.S. fighters, interests and allies. The analysis shows that this satellite is a kind of spy satellite, which is used for observation when necessary.