SpaceX made its first launch of the new year on Sunday night, a secret satellite codenamed Zuma.
The unmanned Falcon rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a satellite into an undisclosed orbit.
Video: The Space X super-car, about to take off
SpaceX finalized its takeoff comments five minutes after the trip started due to the confidentiality of the US satellite. But the company continued with the transmission of the return of the first stage of the rocket to Cape Canaveral, where it landed without problems as part of a recycling effort.
The satellite was provided by Northrop Grumman, but without revealing to which government agency. The name Zuma is in reference to a beach in Southern California.