SpaceX Next Launch Will Be After Quality Control Review Of Suppliers

Posted: Sep 3 2015, 6:24am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 3 2015, 8:25pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

SpaceX Next Launch will be After Quality Control Review of Suppliers
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  • SpaceX undergoing a thorough quality control review!

The review will deal with the issue the suppliers are facing before the Falcon 9 rocket launch.

SpaceX or the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is undergoing a thorough review. The company announced the review yesterday. The review will take place before the Falcon 9 rocket launch this fall.

The review will look into the quality-control issues affecting the SpaceX suppliers. The news was released by the SpaceX company officials. WSJ first reported about the news.

Gwynne Shotwell is the president and chief operating officer of SpaceX. According to Shotwell the engineers and managers are conducting “deep dives” assessments. All matters throughout the supply chain will be reviewed.

In late June, the Falcon 9 suffered a catastrophic launch failure. The review will look into all the avenues so the rocket operations can reopen in a couple of months.

Another company official revealed SpaceX will submit a detailed report to the US government. The report will be submitted in September or October. The report will contain details on the cause of the rocket launch failure.

After the report is submitted, it could take several weeks before another Falcon 9 mission is scheduled. SpaceX believes a structural part of the Falcon 9 rocket failed in the June 28th incident.

The substandard structural part of the rocket’s upper stage was held responsible. The failure led to destruction of unmanned cargo capsule filled with supplies headed to ISS.

SpaceX is now conducting assessment of various structural components. The company is also ensuring the subcontractors inspect and examine the parts they deliver. Every engineer in the company will undergo the review of their work.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will receive the review report. Before the administration signs anymore contracts with SpaceX.

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