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SpaceX boss puzzles over blast that destroyed Israeli satellite - The Times of Israel

Elon Musk 'trying to understand quieter bang' seconds before Falcon rocket and Amos-6 payload went up in flames on Sept. 1. By Marcia Dunn 10 September 2016, 10:25 am 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 34 shares. The Amos-6, Israel's largest ...and more »

Elon Musk: SpaceX's fireball is 'the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had' - Business Insider

A little more than a week after SpaceX's launchpad rocket explosion, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk — the aerospace company's founder, CEO, and CTO — has hinted at how trying its investigation has become. "Still working on the Falcon fireball ...and more »

SpaceX looks to historic Pad 39A for Falcon 9 flight operations - NASASpaceflight.com

Following the loss of its Falcon 9 rocket during a static fire test, SpaceX is deep into a failure investigation process, which includes an assessment of the damage suffered by SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral. With that pad likely to be out of action for ...and more »

Here's how SpaceX is figuring out what went horribly wrong with its rocket - Business Insider

Elon Musk has called the accident "the most difficult and complex failure" his 14-year-old aerospace company has ever encountered. Just over a week after the 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket blew up — and Facebook's $200 million Amos-6 satellite along ...and more »

SpaceX Leads Probe Into Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion - Wall Street Journal

The investigation of a Falcon 9 rocket that exploded during ground tests last week highlights the primacy of industry self-regulation when commercial space operations run into trouble. Federal authorities aren't leading the probe into what caused the ...and more »

Elon Musk Asks for Help Solving SpaceX Rocket Explosion - Space.com

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO and founder of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, is asking for help from NASA and the public in figuring out what happened when one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets exploded on Sept. 1. "If you have audio, ...and more »

Elon Musk's SpaceX Explosion Most Vexing Failure in 14 Years - Bloomberg

SpaceX's billionaire founder Elon Musk called the Falcon 9 explosion its most perplexing failure in 14 years, deepening the mystery surrounding the loss of the satellite-bearing rocket on its launchpad last week. U.S. investigators are looking into why ...and more »

How to insure something that blows up once every twenty times you use it - Quartz

Sophisticated satellites cost hundreds of millions of dollars and are assembled in clean rooms by technicians in full bodysuits. And then, to fly them into space, we strap them onto enormous rockets that explode spectacularly once in every 20 takeoff ...and more »

Falcon 9 explosion could be 'most difficult and complex failure' in SpaceX history - SpaceFlight Insider

It has been over a week since the Sept. 1 launch pad explosion that destroyed both the Falcon 9 rocket and the $200 million Amos-6 satellite. In that time, SpaceX has shed few details about what exactly happened. In a Sept. 9 post on Twitter, the ...and more »

Elon Musk says SpaceX Falcon 9 fireball investigation is 'biggest challenge yet' - The Register

SpaceX are still investigating the explosion that caused its Falcon 9 rocket, and the Facebook satellite it was carrying, to erupt into flames last week. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, tweeted earlier this morning and called the “Falcon fireball ...and more »