Space Cargo Ship Explodes on Takeoff


grainfedpraiboy
#1
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility.


The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.


BBC News - Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch


I understood earlier in the day that the launch had been scrubbed 10 minutes prior to lift off due to something unauthorised flying within proximity of the launch site.

 
spaminator
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#2  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboy View Post

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility.

The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.

Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboy View Post

BBC News - Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

I understood earlier in the day that the launch had been scrubbed 10 minutes prior to lift off due to something unauthorised flying within proximity of the launch site.


 
Tecumsehsbones
#3
Might could have to do with the forty-year-old Soviet engines they were using.
 

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