SpaceX lulled into routine by recent successes? – Satellite News Digest

The launch for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission remains on track for 8 September. Initial assessments indicate the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and OSIRIS-REx spacecraft are healthy and secure in the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-41, 1.8 km from the SLC-40 pad where a SpaceX Falcon 9 disintegrated yesterday. Otherwise, there’s little news regarding the cause and the effects of the Falcon 9 mishap. Sometimes it seems, though, that the wrong questions are being asked.

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