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SpaceX rocket explosion destroys Facebook’s first satellite

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Today a SpaceX rocket has exploded during a static fire test at Cape Canaveral, destroying $200 million in payload alone.

This explosion destroyed an Amos-6 satellite which was its payload as it were - this all having taken place at SLC40 Cape Canaveral specifically at 1307 UTC September 1st, 2016.

The explosion happened to a SpaceX Falcon 9 No.

Back on October 5th, 2015, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via Facebook, obviously , that their first project to deliver internet from space was underway.

"As part of our collaboration with Eutelsat, a new satellite called AMOS-6 is going to provide internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The AMOS-6 satellite is under construction now and will launch in 2016 into a geostationary orbit that will cover large parts of West, East and Southern Africa."

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