The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX probe to ground rockets

By Reuters Time of article published Jun 29, 2015

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Cape Canaveral - SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said an investigation into Sunday's explosion shortly after launch of one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets will ground the rockets for several months but less than a year.

“I imagine a number of months or so,” Shotwell said at a news conference. “It's certainly not going to be a year.”

The rocket was on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on Twitter a preliminary analysis indicated a problem with the rocket's upper-stage engine.

Reuters

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