A satellite co-rented by Facebook and proposed to convey web access to parts of sub-Saharan Africa, was pulverized on a launchpad in Florida today (Sept. 1), when the rocket intended to convey it to space detonated.
USLaunchReport has released video of the blast on its YouTube page:
The blast happened at around 9:07 a.m. EDT (1307 GMT) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The AMOS-6 correspondences satellite was planned to dispatch on Saturday (Sept. 3), and was at that point secured on a Falcon 9 rocket, worked by Elon Musk’s private spaceflight organization SpaceX. Continue reading