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Main » 2016 » September » 3 » Falcon rocket destroyed in launch pad explosion.


Falcon rocket destroyed in launch pad explosion.
10:16

On September 1, 2016 at 13:07 UTC the “Falcon-9” rocket exploded in the final minutes of a simulated countdown at Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force, destroying the booster and an Israeli communications satellite valued at nearly $200 million. The “Falcon-9” was scheduled to blast off on September 3 with the “Amos-6” satellite, a nearly 6-ton commercial television and Internet broadcast platform owned by Spacecom Ltd. of Israel. Falcon 9 is a family of two-stage launch vehicles designed and manufactured by SpaceX.

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