On December 19, the American company SpaceX, using a Falcon 9 rocket, launched a secret reconnaissance satellite into orbit in the interests of the US National Space Intelligence Agency.
This was reported on the company's Twitter.
It is known that the NROL-108 apparatus weighs about seven tons and costs a billion dollars, but the rest of its parameters are classified.
The reusable stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully returned to Earth eight minutes after takeoff. This was her fifth flight.