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SpaceX to resume flights, launch Iridium Next on 8 Jan

Tuesday 3 January 2017 | 08:28 CET | News
SpaceX said it plans to resume rocket launches on 08 January after discovering the probable cause of its last crash. Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite was lost in September after an explosion on the launchpad just prior to launch. Spacex said an investigation with US flight authorities found that this was likely due to a build-up of oxygen in a void or buckle in the liner of one of the composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs), leading to ignition and the subsequent failure of the COPV. SpaceX said it's taken corrective actions to address all the credible causes. Its next flight will be the

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Companies: Iridium / Spacecom
Countries: World
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