SpaceX explosion: 'Large breach' took place in helium system in second stage of rocket

September 23, 2016 7:40 PM

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Early analysis of debris and data from SpaceX’s launch pad explosion suggests that a “large breach” took place in the cryogenic helium system of the rocket’s second-stage liquid oxygen tank, the space company said Friday.

The Hawthorne space company said it still has not determined the root of the incident and that all “plausible causes” are being investigated.

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