A SpaceX Cargo ship exploded on the launchpad Friday morning in Cape Canaveral during a test firing, destroying the rocket and Facebook’s first ever satellite. This video shows the SpaceX explosion from September 1, 2016. You can see an object passing by at the same time the explosion occurs. Is it just a bird, a projectile, a drone? What do you think?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his ‘deep disappointment’ at the destruction of his revolutionary $200million satellite on Thursday when the SpaceX Falcon 9 owned by Elon Musk’s company suffered a catastrophic explosion on the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine pre-launch check.
Zuckerberg is currently visiting several countries in Africa and likely would have marked the occasion of Facebook’s Amos 6 satellite being launched into orbit on Saturday, had it not been destroyed around 9am in the massive blast. The satellite was to provide at least 14 countries on the continent and Middle East with free broadband.
‘As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent,’ Zuckerberg wrote.