SpaceX reveals cause of September explosion


SpaceX has finally revealed what caused one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets to explode on the launch pad on Sept. 1, 2016, also destroying Israel’s Amos 6 communications satellite that the rocket was taking into orbit.

In a report released Monday morning, SpaceX says it was joined by multiple agencies — including the U.S. Air Force, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and NASA — in combing through “3,000 channels of video and telemetry data” focusing on a 93-millisecond interval from “the first sign of anomalous data to the loss of the second stage” that resulted in total loss of the rocket.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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