Headlines > News > SpaceX Falcon 9 Exploded On Launch Pad

SpaceX Falcon 9 Exploded On Launch Pad

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Sep 1, 2016 10:47 pm
More share options

At approximately 9:07 am ET, during a standard pre-launch static fire test for the AMOS-6 mission, there was an anomaly at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 resulting in loss of the vehicle.

The anomaly originated around the upper stage oxygen tank and occurred during propellant loading of the vehicle. Per standard operating procedure, all personnel were clear of the pad and there were no injuries.

SpaceX is continuing to review the data to identify the root cause. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2019 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use