Space X has finally unveiled the reason behind the controversial Falcon 9 explosion earlier this month. The company said on Friday that the explosion was caused by a large upper-stage helium system breach.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that the recent Falcon 9 explosion is the most difficult problem the company has to face.
SpaceX was shaken by an unfortunate event on Sept. 1 when a Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to bring Facebook's Internet satellite to space, exploded while being fueled. It is definitely a big loss to SpaceX, Facebook and the satellite developer, but to add to that, Elon Musk's commercial space flight company might be suspended for up to one year due to the incident.
The explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket may have damaged a million-dollar satellite. But the effects of the explosion will reverberate across the space and telecom industries.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in Cape Carnival. The rocket was scheduled to launch this Saturday to carry Facebook's Internet satellite to space.
SpaceX is about to make another milestone as the company signed a deal with another company to launch a recycled rocket at a discounted price.
SpaceX’s Raptor engine, its next-generation rocket engine, was shipped to the company’s test site in Texas to start developmental tests.
After successfully launching and landing its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX is now setting its sights on a new challenge: launching three rockets at the same time.
SpaceX launches rocket to transport NASA's docking port to the International Space Station (ISS).