SpaceX rocket explodes on launchpad destroying Facebook satellite in the process

Last night, a routine test firing of a SpaceX rocket ended in a fiery explosion, destroying both the vehicle and its payload, a communications satellite that Facebook planned to use for beaming free internet down to Africa.

[…] the company may end up choosing to ground its Falcon 9 rockets altogether. That means that the future of SpaceX, for now, is quite uncertain. That doesn’t mean it’s going out of business. But things will never be the same.


Not the best situation for SpaceX – who’ve been doing quite well when it comes to landing their rockets lately.

Source: Watch: SpaceX Explosion Destroys Facebook’s First Satellite | Gizmodo Australia

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