SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad in Florida

September 1, 2016 1:57 PM

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad in Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its Florida launch pad early Thursday (Sept. 1), just days ahead of a planned weekend liftoff of a commercial satellite.

The rocket explosion occurred shortly after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), as SpaceX was preparing to launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for the Israeli company Spacecom on Saturday, Sept. 3. SpaceX was conducting a static fire engine test on the Falcon 9. Such tests, which involve firing the Falcon...

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