SpaceX Falcon 9 Anomaly Was Apparently In The Booster's Second Stage | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-09.20.21

Airborne-UnManned-09.21.21

Airborne-Unlimited-09.15.21

Airborne-Flight Training-09.16.21

Airborne Unlimited-09.17.21

ANN LIVE Coverage of AEA 2021 Is Archived at www.airborne-live.net

Wed, Jul 01, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Anomaly Was Apparently In The Booster's Second Stage

First Stage Operated Normally As The Spacecraft Disintegrated

More details are emerging from the launch failure Sunday of a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster carrying a Dragon resupply spacecraft to ISS. The booster suffered a catastrophic failure at 2:19 into its flight to orbit.

According to a report from spaceref.biz, telemetry received from the spacecraft shows that the booster's first stage continued to operate normally even as the rocket disintegrated. The Dragon capsule also continued to send telemetry to the ground for some time after the launch failed.

SpaceX also confirmed that about 70 seconds after the mishap occurred, the U.S. Air Force Range Safety Officer initiated a destruct command as part of the SOP, but it was a formality since there was nothing left to destroy.

Over 3,000 channels of telemetry data were being transmitted to the ground when the failure occurred, and the examination of that data is just beginning, according to spaceref.biz. The company is also conducting a detailed review of the particular booster through its manufacture, integration, and processing.

A formal FAA mishap investigation process has been initiated, and the process will include representatives from that agency, SpaceX, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.spacex.com, www.nasa.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.21)

Aero Linx: The NASA HQ Library The NASA HQ Library supports the shared NASA mission of pioneering the future by: 1) Enabling HQ staff to increase productivity by offering expert re>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.21): Tie-In Facility

Tie-In Facility The FSS primarily responsible for providing FSS services, including telecommunications services for landing facil it ies or navigational aids located within the bou>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.20.21)

“We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the H125 met all of our requirements. Our res>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.21.21)

“We are living at a time of incredible opportunity and excitement as it relates to aviation. At a time in history where demand for the safe and efficient movement of people a>[...]

Airborne 09.20.21: Inspiration4 Returns, Earhart Claim, IAC Champs

Also: Phoenix H125s, EAA Ultralights, RedTail Flight Academy, Wyoming Aviation HoF Inspiration4 Returns Home... The return marks the completion of the world’s first all-civil>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2021 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC