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SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite The spacecraft exploded while still on the launchpad in preparation for a launch this weekend at Cape Canaveral, Florida.Facebook and satellite provider Eutelsat spent $95 million to license satellite’s Ka-band communications array for five years.

SpaceX blames recent rocket explosion on helium tank breach

SpaceX blames recent rocket explosion on helium tank breach Several weeks ago, SpaceX suffered another blow to its efforts to make private spaceflight a viable business when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad during a pre-flight test.The explosion resulted in the loss of the rocket and the payload, a satellite that was to be used for Facebook’s internet.