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Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system: SpaceX

SpaceX's Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion

says a breach in its rocket's helium system may have caused the devastating explosion three weeks ago at Cape Canaveral.

The and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion, which occurred on the pad during pre-launch testing. Most of the wreckage has been recovered and is being analysed.

In an update on Friday, says it's still pouring through video, audio and data from the moment the first sign of a problem occurs, until the actual fireball. That timeline covers less than one-tenth of one second. The data and debris indicate "a large breach" in the helium system of the second-stage liquid oxygen tank.

is looking at all possible causes. The company said launches could resume as early as November.

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Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system: SpaceX

SpaceX's Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion

AP/PTI  |  Cape Canaveral (US) 

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket, carrying 11 communications satellites for Orbcomm is the first launch of the rocket since a failed mission to the International Space Station in June. Photo: AP/PTI

says a breach in its rocket's helium system may have caused the devastating explosion three weeks ago at Cape Canaveral.

The and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion, which occurred on the pad during pre-launch testing. Most of the wreckage has been recovered and is being analysed.



In an update on Friday, says it's still pouring through video, audio and data from the moment the first sign of a problem occurs, until the actual fireball. That timeline covers less than one-tenth of one second. The data and debris indicate "a large breach" in the helium system of the second-stage liquid oxygen tank.

is looking at all possible causes. The company said launches could resume as early as November.

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Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system: SpaceX

SpaceX's Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion

SpaceX's Falcon rocket and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion says a breach in its rocket's helium system may have caused the devastating explosion three weeks ago at Cape Canaveral.

The and a satellite were destroyed in the September 1 explosion, which occurred on the pad during pre-launch testing. Most of the wreckage has been recovered and is being analysed.

In an update on Friday, says it's still pouring through video, audio and data from the moment the first sign of a problem occurs, until the actual fireball. That timeline covers less than one-tenth of one second. The data and debris indicate "a large breach" in the helium system of the second-stage liquid oxygen tank.

is looking at all possible causes. The company said launches could resume as early as November.
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