Friday, 6 January 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 cleared for flight after investigation

After four months of intensive investigation, SpaceX says that its Falcon 9 booster has been cleared for flight and will return to service on January 8. The reusable booster was grounded after a catastrophic launch pad explosion during a fueling operation on September 1, 2016 at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. According to the company, the cause of the accident has been identified and steps have been taken to prevent its recurrence.

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