Another first for SpaceX: solid oxygen blew up rocket – Satellite News Digest

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said investigators had figured out why a Falcon 9 rocket burst into flames on 1 September as it was being fuelled for a routine, preflight test. The accident destroyed the US$200 million Israeli communications satellite Amos 6 and grounded the Falcon 9 fleet for the second time in 14 months.

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