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PostSubject: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:35 am

Re: Telegraph (UK) [video] 9/2/16
SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames at Nasa launch site in Florida
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/01/explosion-at-spacex-launch-site-in-florida2/



An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

The blast at Cape Canaveral - though it caused no injuries - marks a setback for the California-based private space firm and its founder, internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, who wants to revolutionize the launch industry by making rocket components reusable.

"Loss of Falcon vehicle today during propellant fill operation," Mr Musk tweeted. "Originated around upper stage oxygen tank. Cause still unknown. More soon."

Dramatic footage broadcast by ABC News showed the rocket burst into a roaring ball of flame amid what appeared to be a succession of blasts - sending its payload tumbling to the ground as a dense plume of black smoke filled the air.

"At approximately 9:07am ET (1307 GMT), during a standard pre-launch static fire test for the Amos-6 mission, there was an anomaly at SpaceX's Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 resulting in loss of the vehicle," the firm said.

"Per standard operating procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries."

But the explosion destroyed the Israeli communications satellite that the Falcon 9 was due to deliver into orbit on Saturday - drawing a dismayed reaction from Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg.

Musk:


Reminiscent of a very similar setback early on with China's space delivery ambitions, incurred with a similar 'exploding payload section' whilst sporting an American satellite.

Not good for SpaceX; I'm sure Marky et al were well insured.
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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:47 pm

The question is, was this Jewish lightning in light of Amos-5 mysteriously failing last December, or was this payback for something?  May be the latter, in light of that it was a failure of their sacred #6. 

But not that they wouldn't use that as a guise in the deception to make a cool few hundred mil in payout.  Maybe the satellite wasn't even in the payload.  Another #6 soon to be rolled out?

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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:47 pm

Satellite owner may seek $50 million from SpaceX after explosion



  • Irene Klotz and Steven Scheer, Reuters

An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. Courtesy of Twitter.com/Kris N./Handout via REUTERS


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communication said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk's SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX's Florida launch site.

Officials of the Israeli company said in a conference call with reporters Sunday that Spacecom also could collect $205 million from Israel Aerospace Industries, which built the AMOS-6 satellite.

SpaceX did not immediately reply to a request Sunday morning for comment about Spacecom's claim. The company is not public, and it has not disclosed what insurance it had for the rocket or to cover launch pad damages beyond what they were required to buy by the Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees commercial U.S. launches, for liability and damage to government property.

SpaceX has more than 70 missions on its manifest, worth more than $10 billion, for commercial and government customers. 

The space launch company is one of three major transportation and energy enterprises Musk leads. The others are electric car maker Tesla Motors and SolarCity, and Musk faces separate challenges at each of those money losing companies.

Spacecom has been hit hard in the aftermath of the Thursday explosion that destroyed the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its payload. The Israeli company said the loss of the satellite would have a significant impact, with its equity expected to decline by $30 million to $123 million.

Spacecom shares dropped 9 percent on Thursday, with the explosion occurring late in the last trading day of the week. Trading in the shares was suspended on Sunday morning, and the stock plummeted another 34 percent when trading resumed.

In a conference call with reporters, Spacecom's general counsel Gil Lotan said it was too early to say if the company’s planned merger with Beijing Xinwei Technology would proceed. 
Xinwei last month agreed to buy Spacecom for $285 million, saying the deal was contingent on the successful launch and operation of Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite.
"We hope to continue fruitful communications with the prospective buyer," Lotan said.
An explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. September 1, 2016. U.S. Launch Report/Handout via REUTERS


Cause unknown

Amos-6 was to be used by a number of key clients, including Facebook and Eutelsat Communications which leased the satellite’s broadband services to expand internet access in Africa. Both firms are pursuing other options, the companies said in separate statements after Thursday's accident. 
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Neither SpaceX, nor the FAA which is overseeing the investigation, have said how much damage the explosion caused at SpaceX's primary launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
SpaceX said on Friday that it would shift flights to a second launch site in Florida, which is nearing completion and which was last used to launch NASA's space shuttles.
Thursday's accident, which occurred as the company was fueling its rocket as part of a routine prelaunch test firing, was the second failed mission for Musk's space company in 14 months. In June 2015, a Falcon 9 rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida, destroying a load of cargo headed to the International Space Station.
SpaceX returned to flight in December and since then has flown nine times, all successfully. It was scheduled to fly for the 29th time on Saturday. SpaceX declined to comment about what impact Thursday's accident would have on its schedule.  


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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:12 am

The explosion seen in the video looks like a bomb going off.
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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:42 pm

puckatawk wrote:
The explosion seen in the video looks like a bomb going off.

Israeli payload could have been a bomb.
Also the footage of the explosion I've seen seemed to have been tampered with, a digital artifact of some sort distorts the initial frames of the explosion.

But Why? Why would they want to harm Suckerberg or Musk?


I think the truth is all these companies are incompetent under jewish leadership. Elon's ego is clearly too big for his britches.

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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:51 am

Re: Insurance Journal (Reuters) 9/6/16
SpaceX Keeps Insurance Terms Secret
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/09/06/425449.htm

Israel’s Space Communication Ltd. said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk’s SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX’s Florida launch site.

Officials of the Israeli company said in a conference call with reporters Sunday that Spacecom also could collect $205 million from Israel Aerospace Industries, which built the AMOS-6 satellite.



While Africa can wait another year or so to get higher cost internet service,  Mark Zuckerburg actually 'got face' as a victim and will be further compensated for his participation.  

Elon is the big loser here.
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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:50 pm

puckatawk wrote:


Elon is the big loser here.

Which goy insurance company took the hit?

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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:43 pm

puckatawk wrote:
Elon is the big loser here.

Of course he is, it is his fault.

wag wrote:
Which goy insurance company took the hit?

Are there any goy insurance companies left that haven't gone bankrupt yet?
If so, I'd hate to be in their shoes.

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PostSubject: Re: SpaceX explosion: Rocket due to deliver Facebook satellite goes up in flames   Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:47 am

Is SpaceX’s rocket failure Blue Origin’s opportunity?

Jeff Bezos on Monday released the design and engineering details of a powerful, new rocket being developed by his aerospace company Blue Origin. The Amazon founder and CEO also alluded to future plans to colonize the moon or Mars.

By Lonnie Shekhtman, Staff  September 12, 2016  

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In an impeccably timed announcement, Jeff Bezos Monday released the design and engineering details of a new rocket being developed by his aerospace company, Blue Origin. Named "New Glenn" after the first US astronaut to orbit Earth, John Glenn, the powerful new rocket is designed to launch commercial satellites and humans into space, says Mr. Bezos in a brief email announcement.
In reporting his company’s news, Bezos could not resist taking some jabs at Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The Tesla Motors founder's spaceflight venture has been facing scrutiny in the last week over the reliability of its technology after losing a Falcon 9 rocket to an explosion during a fuel test on Sept. 1. Onboard was Facebook’s $200 million communications satellite, which was meant to connect large swaths of sub-Saharan Africa to the internet.
“Our mascot is the tortoise. We paint one on our vehicles after each successful flight. Our motto is 'Gradatim Ferociter' – step by step, ferociously. We believe ‘slow is smooth and smooth is fast.’ In the long run, deliberate and methodical wins the day, and you do things quickest by never skipping steps. This step-by-step approach is a powerful enabler of boldness and a critical ingredient in achieving the audacious,” Bezos said in the announcement, drawing attention to the contrast between his company and Mr. Musk’s.
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SpaceX is about five years older than Blue Origin. That means it's much farther ahead in developing a reusable rocket, considered the top priority for commercial spaceflight companies that are trying to lower costs. SpaceX already has built a vibrant spaceflight business, with hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of contracts secured to deliver cargo for NASA to the International Space Station and communications satellites into orbit for commercial customers. The company was supposed to start shuttling astronauts to the space station next year, but all activity has been put on hold while SpaceX and federal agencies investigate the Sept. 1 explosion.




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