SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded Because Of One Reason, Says Physicist [VIDEO]By Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
SpaceX Falcon 9 is getting ready for its relaunch. After some technical fixes and a beauty makeover, it is going to redeem itself since the launch failure at Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 9, 2016.
But will SpaceX be able to avoid the same failure? The company has found the root cause of the problem. After careful examination, SpaceX has determined that the explosion was caused by a complex process that involved changing temperatures. It appears that a mixture of broken fibers and cold oxygen caused Falcon 9 to catch fire.
According to Physicist Scott Manley, Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket exploded due to warm weather. Something SpaceX most likely did not fully account for. The changing temperatures caused a shift in the rocket. He points out that the helium tank rupturing is just one of the things that happened, as reported by the Daily Caller.
Manley explained that the densified propellant warmed and the expansion from the changing temperatures stressed the rocket. How did this happen? Falcon 9 was left outside a little bit longer than it needed. The area around the tank warmed.
But regardless of their previous failure, SpaceX is still going to bring Falcon 9 back to the launching pad. It looks like SpaceX is going to start the 2017 new year with a bang with SpaceX Falcon 9 because it is going to relaunch on January 8, 2016, as reported by Popular Mechanics.
Still, NASA's Space Station Advisory Committee is deeply concerned about the company's safety standards. NASA hopes that SpaceX will review its procedures and policies before going into launch again.
The announcement came earlier today and many hope that there will not be any delays to the launch. Because if the rocket fails again, then that means it already lost a $60 million rocket and a $200 million satellite payload twice.
Want to know more about SpaceX Falcon 9's launch failure? Check out Manley's video explanation below.