Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expressed the sympathy and support of the Elon musk – led company SpaceX developed the Falcon 9 rocket. Before it exploded at the launch site at Cape Canaveral. As a result, PE was destroyed by an Israeli communications satellite worth $ 200 million.
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“I sympathize with the recent explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9,” he wrote on Twitter Rogozin, referring to the Mask.
@elonmusk My compassion and support in connection with the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion.
— Dmitry Rogozin (@Rogozin) September 1, 2016.
Booster Falcon 9 exploded on 1 September on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. It happened during the test trials, the launch was scheduled for Saturday, September 3.
After 20 minutes, there were a few claps which shook the building, located at a distance of several kilometers. During incident nobody has suffered.
The rocket was put into orbit an Israeli telecommunications satellite AMOS-6 with a total capacity of 18 gigabits per second. The cost is $ 200 million. The company Facebook was going to use the unit for a project to provide Internet access in some African countries.
As said later in his Twitter head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk, Falcon 9 explosion occurred during the Gulf rocket fuel. However, the exact cause of the incident is not yet known.