Elon Musk Says SpaceX Explosion Reason Identified, Launches To Resume In December

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:24am CST | by , Updated: Nov 7 2016, 5:10am CST , in Latest Science News


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Elon Musk Says SpaceX Explosion Reason Identifies, Launches to Resume in December
  • Elon Musk claims Reason behind September 1st Explosion Finally Pinpointed

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, has claimed that the main reason behind the September 1st explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket has been finally pinpointed.

Elon Musk declared recently that the cause of the Falcon 9 rocket explosion that took place on September 1st may have finally been discovered.

He claimed that it was a tough cookie to crack yet the experts of his firm had nailed the exact reason why the explosion took place. Musk furthermore said that his company would once again start exploratory forays into space from mid-December.

Musk explained in an interview to CNBC how the liquid helium, carbon fiber composites and solid oxygen combined in such a way as to cause the explosion. It was a chance occurrence.

The oxygen had grown so cold that it had become a solid. This underwent a nasty reaction with the hardware of the rocket. The result was catastrophic.

Musk basically spoke in a terse and concise way and never let on what the nitty gritty stuff was that went on behind the scenes. What was noteworthy was that the SpaceX administration and staff are ready to resume their duties once again starting from the middle of December.

SpaceX is however improving some of its tools and odds and ends of equipment. The betterment of this paraphernalia is what will ensure that such a costly mishap never happens again.

A very expensive satellite was on board the Falcon 9 rocket which exploded on the 1st of September. Such mistakes should not be repeated twice in a row.

So, SpaceX is being extra-vigilant this time around. Nobody would want another explosion to occur since it would show that something very essential was lacking in Elon Musk’s organization.

The satellite on board was an Israeli-manufactured piece of work. It cost in the millions and it was basically a communications satellite. The loss of such a special technological invention is a great setback indeed.

Seeing the September 1st fiasco, Inmarsat, one of the clients of SpaceX, has decided to look for other venues instead of Elon Musk’s company. They don’t want to face the same disaster.

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