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Fraser
2017-Jan-03, 04:50 AM
After an intensive four month investigation into why a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded without warning on the launch pad last September, the company today announced the failures likely cause as well as plans of a rapid resumption of flights as soon as next Sunday, Jan. 8, from their California launch complex carrying a lucrative commercial payload of 10 advanced mobile relay satellites to orbit for Iridium Communications.
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John Mendenhall
2017-Jan-03, 06:16 AM
Thank you for the good reporting. They found a reasonable explanation for the explosion, and the word 'anomaly' was only used once.

Now - Jan. 8th? That doesn't sound like good planning to me. It does sound like asking for another disaster. IMHO, SpaceX needs to rethink its goals, and how to reach them successfully.