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SpaceX Falcon 9

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:39 am
by RickLewis
Blew up a couple of minutes after launch yesterday, on its way to the ISS with a load of supplies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33305083

How much of a setback is this for the private launch industry?

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:37 am
by Darth Kevin
RickLewis wrote:Blew up a couple of minutes after launch yesterday, on its way to the ISS with a load of supplies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33305083

How much of a setback is this for the private launch industry?

Sure it's a set-back but not fatal. It might be fatal if the private launch industry was competing against a real alternative launch system from a U.S. government agency, but right now it isn't.

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:18 pm
by RickLewis
Well, there is competition from the Russians. I suppose they have had their own recent problems though.