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pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:50 am
by diamondback0320
i live in palm bay & i heard 2 explosions..pretty big to hear it this far away!!

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:56 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
I think SpaceX uses Pad 40 ?

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:56 am
by Dixiedog60
Space X was testing today.

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:58 am
by diamondback0320
yep..space x testing

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:12 am
by fhp6
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Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:14 pm
by kwanjangnihm
Spacex executed a rapid unplanned disassembly of a rocket that was set to take off this weekend.

No one was injured according to my source.
:rebel:

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:52 pm
by Deano
From http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/01/news/co ... index.html

A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday.

SpaceX said there were no injuries as a result of the explosion, which it described as an "anomaly." SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the explosion happened while the rocket was being fueled, but that the cause of the blast is still unknown.

The rocket was carrying a private satellite that was to be launched in a partnership between Facebook (FB, Tech30) and French satellite firm Eutelsat Communications to bring internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The satellite, called Amos 6, was owned by Israeli company Spacecom, which contracted with SpaceX to carry it into orbit.

"I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post while traveling in Africa. He added that the satellite "would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent."

Zuckerberg also said he has other technologies to help connect people. "We will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided," he wrote.

Launch Complex 40, where the blast occurred, is an Air Force facility which has been leased to SpaceX. The company has launched 25 rockets from the site since 2010. Its rockets have carried supplies to the International Space Station as well as satellites.

Even before Thursday's explosion, SpaceX had contracted with NASA to use a different launch pad at Cape Canaveral for future launches. That new launch pad, Launch Complex 39A, had previously been used for space shuttle launches. SpaceX has been working to upgrade that facility.

NASA's facilities at Cape Canaveral were not damaged by the blast and none of the planned NASA flights have been affected. There is an Atlas V rocket already in place on the adjacent Launch Complex 41, which is scheduled to launch in a week. That rocket is slated to land a probe on a nearby asteroid and return a sample of the asteroid to Earth for further study.

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:11 pm
by diamondback0320
youtube..type space x static fire anomaly..the one thats over 5min

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:22 am
by jchovernut
Looks like it originated somewhere in the 2nd stage. Sad to see it come apart. I hope useful data is recovered for a fix to increase its reliability for human travel! Better to lose a Facebook bird than an ISS crew!!

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:03 am
by Olf Art
Hmmmm. Anybody still think this was just an accident? Maybe SpaceX was gettin' way too good at building rockets. Just thinkin' out loud.

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:05 am
by digginfool
Olf Art wrote:Hmmmm. Anybody still think this was just an accident? Maybe SpaceX was gettin' way too good at building rockets. Just thinkin' out loud.
AND, it was an Israeli satellite. THE MUSLIMS DID IT! :lol:

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:55 am
by Deano
Olf Art wrote:Hmmmm. Anybody still think this was just an accident? Maybe SpaceX was gettin' way too good at building rockets. Just thinkin' out loud.
" . . . . The satellite's manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, took out an insurance policy on the Amos 6 worth its total cost, a source told the Times. It is estimated to be worth at least $200m, while the cost of launching and operating it for a year is believed to be $85m.
The policy covers transit and pre-launch processing of the satellite from the factory to the launch site. Spacecom's insurance policy does not cover risk of loss until the actual launch."


You can't help but wonder who writes such insurance for 100% replacement involving such an endeavor? :scratch:
Bet nobody lost their weekend mansion over it, though. At least Spacecom's insurance escaped unscathed. :roll:

In any case, it looks like the powers that be will have to wait a little bit to remove the people on the African continent from the list of persons they are currently unable to track on Facebook.

Re: pad 40 blew up

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:04 am
by dblj006
But Thursday’s explosion of a rocket preparing for launch marks another setback for the company, and for Musk. No one was injured in the incident, which SpaceX said originated in an oxygen tank while the rocket was being fueled a few days ahead of a scheduled launch. But millions of dollars in equipment was destroyed, including a satellite Facebook was hoping would bring Internet access to parts of Africa.
SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test resulted in the loss of the rocket and a communications satellite owned by Israel-based Space Communication (SCC.TA) which was going to be used by Facebook (FB.O) to expand internet access in Africa.
Right. A satellite owned by Israel for use by Facebook to bring the internet to the poorest people in the world. No power, no running water but they will have the internet. Sounds legit. :scratch: