Friday September 23, 2016

SpaceX Explains Cause Of Rocket Explosion

After an exhaustive three week investigation, the folks at SpaceX finally figured out why the Falcon 9 rocket exploded in spectacular fashion during a test firing at Cape Canaveral. I'll spare you all the technical jargon and sum up the explanation with "sumthin' went wrong and it just blowed up." wink

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The Accident Investigation Team (AIT), composed of SpaceX, the FAA, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and industry experts, are currently scouring through approximately 3,000 channels of engineering data along with video, audio and imagery. The timeline of the event is extremely short آ– from first signs of an anomaly to loss of data is about 93 milliseconds or less than 1/10th of a second. The majority of debris from the incident has been recovered, photographed, labeled and catalogued, and is now in a hangar for inspection and use during the investigation.