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SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket explodes after failed test flight
A 9R Falcon rocket from SpaceX has exploded shortly after launch, after an error was discovered. Internal systems The so-called flight termination system then automatically ensured that the missile self-destructed.
According to Elon Musk, CEO at the space agency, was it an experimental version of the Falcon 9R-rocket that no other cargo transported. After the rocket in the village of McGregor in Texas had taken off there was an unspecified abnormality is detected by the internal systems. That made then that there is a terminatieprogramma was automatically launched, which then destroyed the rocket. There were no fatalities or injuries.
The explosion of the rocket could be seen. Miles around With the automatic destruction of the rocket in flight happen that the rocket crashes into a residential area. Across The Verge gave SpaceX that the company with the test flight visited the limits of what was possible with the rocket, all were given no further details. The company wants to first figure out what exactly went wrong.
SpaceX tries, among other things to ensure that missiles can be used. Several times with the Falcon 9 series It does aerospace company by the rocket back to its launch to land, as previously path demonstrated . SpaceX would include going to the international space station supplies the reusable rocketViewing:-182
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