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SpaceX Falcon 9 Exploded On Launch Pad

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Sep 1, 2016 10:47 pm
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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.

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