SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly

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  1. nsaspook

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    From flight control, "It appears that we have had a major malfunction..."

    Anyway, it torched a Facebook satellite, so no major loss.
     
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    My memory is not as good as it once was, but it seems to me this is the first major launch mishap SpaceX has had since the first 3 launches of the Falcon 1, which all failed for one cause or another. Were there any others since then, up til now?
     
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    They lost (mid-air) a 9 last year loaded with Space Station cargo.


    Rockets are a risky business.
     
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    Thanks. I remember it now, though this is the first time I've seen the video.
     
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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/news/a22674/who-pays-for-spacexs-spaceport-calamity/
    Ouch...

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/01/when-a-rocket-blows-up-space-insurers-pay-for-it.html
     
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    AV sync version



    It looks like the capsule was hanging in space on the top of the clamp before launch top tower bent over.

    CnmLA8zW8AAaONn.jpg-large.jpg
     
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    This is how it's done.
     
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    I was wondering where all the dark smoke was coming from. The fuel is a special grade of kerosene.
     
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    Urethane insulation explosive theory

     
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