Sensors and Systems
Breaking News
CHC Navigation Introduces the AT661 GNSS Geodetic Antenna
Rating12345A cost-effective and high-performance GNSS antenna for GNSS networks...
GEO Business postponed until May 2021
Rating12345Following GEO Business organiser Diversified Communications UK has confirmed...
NV5 Awarded $3 Million in Geospatial Contracts to Support Water Conservation
Rating12345HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or...

September 1st, 2016
SpaceX Rocket Explodes

image
  • Rating12345
The SpaceX explosion from a distance. (Credit: CNN)

The SpaceX explosion from a distance. (Credit: CNN)

A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday.

SpaceX said there were no injuries as a result of the explosion, which it described as an “anomaly.” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the explosion happened while the rocket was being fueled, but that the cause of the blast is still unknown.

The rocket was carrying a private satellite that was to be launched in a partnership between Facebook (FBTech30) and French satellite firm Eutelsat Communications to bring internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The satellite, called Amos 6, was owned by Israeli company Spacecom, which contracted with SpaceX to carry it into orbit.

Click here for more information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *