In the wreckage of the Falcon rocket found a hole which led to the explosion


The American company for the construction of space technology SpaceX has discovered hole in the system for supplying helium carrier rocket Falcon, which was the likely cause of the explosion on the launch pad in the United States.

On the morning of 1 September on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in preparation for the fire test exploded the Falcon 9 rocket. As reported by the company SpaceX, the incident occurred during refueling, approximately eight minutes before launch, the nine rocket engines. As a result of explosion were lost missile and Israeli communication satellite AMOS-6. The company has expressed regret in connection with loss of cargo worth $ 200 million.

The evidence points to a big hole in the system for supplying helium missiles, it led to a devastating explosion during a prelaunch test three weeks ago, the message reads SpaceX.

Head of SpaceX Elon Musk said earlier that the incident with the Falcon became the most difficult and complex failure of the company for 14 years.

SpaceX can return to the launches of spacecraft in 9-12 months, says the head of a rival Corporation United Launch Alliance (ULA) Tory Bruno.

The Falcon 9 used to launch various satellites, as well as the cargo ship Dragon, which supplies the International space station.

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